'Watford's players tried to win the game with their hearts and not their minds'

Watford Observer:

12:46am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Watford’s players tried to win tonight’s match against Nottingham Forest with their hearts and not their minds and that is why they had to settle for a 2-2 draw, according to Hornets head coach Slavisa Jokanovic.

'A good point' for Forest

Watford Observer:

12:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Steve Wigley felt Nottingham Forest’s 2-2 at Watford tonight was “a good point” and claimed his side looked the more likely winners in the closing stages.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Watford's forerunners Watford Rovers recorded their first FA Cup win 127 years ago today.

Hornets knocked off top spot after Forest draw

Watford Observer:

9:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Watford have been replaced by Derby County at the top of the Championship after the Hornets were pegged back twice by Nottingham Forest in a 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road tonight.

HALF-TIME: Forest fortunate to be level and still have 11 men on the pitch

Watford Observer:

9:02pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Nottingham Forest are fortunate to go into half-time with Watford level on the score-sheet and they are arguably lucky to still have 11 men on the pitch heading into the second period.

Discuss the action as Watford welcome Forest

Watford Observer:

6:00pm Tuesday 21st October 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.

Jokanovic believes Watford possess stronger 'offensive weapons' than Forest

Watford Observer:

3:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Watford head coach Slavisa Jokanovic has acknowledged the threat Britt Assombalonga poses his former club tonight but believes the Hornets have the stronger "offensive weapons" heading into the clash with Nottingham Forest.

Opposition profile: Nottingham Forest

Watford Observer:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Nottingham Forest finally lost their first Championship game of the season last weekend, courtesy of a 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Stewart Scullion scored a memorable goal 51 years ago today as Watford beat Stockport County.

Watford wary of rushing Deeney back into starting XI

Watford Observer:

5:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

Slavisa Jokanovic is wary of rushing Troy Deeney back into Watford's starting XI following a month out with a hamstring injury.

Hornets' preparation and recovery better than Premier League clubs

Watford Observer:

4:32pm Monday 20th October 2014

Keith Andrews says Watford’s owners help the Hornets’ players prepare and recover for matches as well, if not better, than clubs the midfielder has played for in the Premier League.

Ighalo: Every manager will do well with our squad

Watford Observer:

11:56am Monday 20th October 2014

Odion Ighalo says Watford’s players "don't really care" who the club’s head coach is and believes the Hornets squad is good enough to challenge for promotion no matter who is in charge.

AUDIO: Bassong can become a very important player for Watford

Watford Observer:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

New Watford head coach Slavisa Jokanovic believes loanee Sebastien Bassong could become a very important player for the Hornets in the coming months.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Monday 20th October 2014

Watford signed Cliff Holton from Arsenal 56 years ago today.

VIDEO: Watch highlights as the Hornets go top of the table

Watford Observer:

1:30pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Watford's third successive win at Hillsborough saw Slavisa Jokanovic's reign as head coach get off to a victorious start and sent the Hornets top of the Championship yesterday.

BALLOT: Who was your Watford man-of-the-match against Sheffield Wednesday?

Watford Observer:

7:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Watford produced arguably their most complete performance of the season at Sheffield Wednesday. Several players impressed in the 3-0 victory but who was your man of the match?

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Sunday 19th October 2014

A player made his second Watford start almost ten years after his debut in a cup tie against Luton Town 104 years ago today.

Difficult to judge how good Watford can become, says Jokanovic

Watford Observer:

7:07pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Slavisa Jokanovic believes his Watford reign got off to the perfect start at Sheffield Wednesday and says he doesn’t yet know how good his Hornets side can become.

Gray: Watford's first goal 'blatantly' offside

Watford Observer:

6:49pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray believes Matej Vydra was “blatantly” offside for Watford’s opening goal this afternoon.

Debut win for Jokanovic sends Watford top of the table

Watford Observer: Matej Vydra scores against Sheffield Wednesday. Picture: Action Images

5:07pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A Matej Vydra-inspired Watford ensured Slavisa Jokanovic started his Hornets’ reign with a 3-0 victory at Sheffield Wednesday as the Hornets went top of the Championship.

HALF TIME: Hornets lead at Wednesday as Ighalo and Abdi strike

Watford Observer:

4:01pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Watford have made a bright start to Slavisa Jokanovic’s reign. The Hornets lead 2-0 at half time of their match with Sheffield Wednesday thanks to goals from Odion Ighalo and Almen Abdi.

Discuss the action as Watford travel to Sheffield Wednesday

Watford Observer:

10:00am Saturday 18th October 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.

Opposition profile: Sheffield Wednesday

Watford Observer:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

The international break will have given manager Stuart Gray an opportunity to ponder the form of Sheffield Wednesday, currently sitting in ninth place.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

Elton John officially opened the Rous Stand ahead of a Watford win over Aston Villa 28 years ago today.

Dowling on his rise from non-league to Watford

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

If becoming Watford’s sporting director didn’t pose a big enough challenge, having three head coaches in his first five weeks was certainly a baptism of fire for Luke Dowling.

Sheffield Wednesday v Watford betting preview

Watford Observer:

2:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

Watford look a big price to make a winning start under new coach Slavisa Jokanovic at Sheffield Wednesday this weekend.

Hornets playing style has been unaffected

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Joel Ekstrand says the Watford squad have managed to maintain their passing playing style despite the club’s several managerial changes this season.

Managerial changes haven't had big impact on players, says Ekstrand

Watford Observer:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Joel Ekstrand claims the number of managerial changes at Watford will not have a negative impact on the team heading into tomorrow’s match with Sheffield Wednesday.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Friday 17th October 2014

Keith Millen was to make his final Watford appearance 16 years ago today.

Jokanovic was interviewed by Watford seven weeks ago

Watford Observer:

8:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The Watford Observer understands Slavisa Jokanovic was interviewed for the Hornets' head coach position almost seven weeks ago when the club were looking for a replacement for Beppe Sannino. - something the Serbian has denied.

Deeney could return for Owls trip

Watford Observer:

5:37pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Troy Deeney is back in full training and his fitness will be assessed before Saturday’s match with Sheffield Wednesday.

South-West Corner plans and funding still to be agreed

Watford Observer: South West corner to be completed next season

10:55am Thursday 16th October 2014

Watford are in discussions with two companies about how the South-West Corner will be designed and funded.

Watford to hold open training session

Watford Observer: Another Hornets game abandoned due to bad weather

7:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Watford supporters will have the chance to watch an open training session at Vicarage Road during the half-term school holidays.

A club and its owners 'rendered a laughing stock'

Watford Observer:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

It will take a lot of convincing rhetoric and excuse-making to persuade me that Watford’s ruling family have not made at least one significant pig’s ear of the job of steering the club this season. They could cite panic or being wrong-footed by developments, but while losing one manager to ill health is excusable, losing two more is at the least, downright careless if not inexcusable.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

Watford's forerunners West Herts fielded professional players for the first time 117 years ago today.

UPDATED: If you can't make Millwall at home, you may miss out

Watford Observer:

6:42pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

So Watford offer the second cheapest day out in the Championship according to BBC Sport’s Price of Football 2014 Study, but if you’re unable to attend the home match against Millwall then you may miss out.

Tozser helps Hungary win while Anya impresses for Scots

Watford Observer:

12:22pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Daniel Tozser’s Hungary secured their first win of their European Championship qualifying campaign last night while Ikechi Anya created a goal as Scotland drew with Poland.

Hornets offer second cheapest day out, but currently for one game only

Watford Observer:

10:01am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Watford offer the second cheapest day out in the Championship according to BBC Sport’s Price of Football Study, but that currently only applies to one weekend this season.

Hornets fans invited to Peter Barnes' funeral

Watford Observer:

4:34pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Hornets fans are welcome to attend the funeral of former Watford player Peter Barnes who passed away on Tuesday, October 7.

Date for Young Hornets trip to Ashton Gate confirmed

Watford Observer:

12:49pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Watford's Under-21 Premier League Cup second round tie at Bristol City will be held on Monday, October 27.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Neil Smillie's father was to score for Barnsley against Watford 54 years ago today.

East Stand will not be complete in time for Millwall

Watford Observer:

5:25pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

The full opening for the new East Stand at Vicarage Road is unlikely to take place until the end of November at the earliest, the Watford Observer understands.

Battocchio helps Italy reach Under-21 Euro Championships

Watford Observer:

5:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Hornets midfielder Cristian Battocchio, who is on a season-long loan at Virtus Entella, helped Italy qualify for the 2015 Euro Under-21 Championships after they defeated Slovakia in a play-off.

Jokanovic hopes to add continental style to traditional British football

Watford Observer:

7:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Slavisa Jokanovic says Watford must not play like other sides in the Championship if they hope to be successful this season and hopes to blend traditional British football with continental football.

Rowley returns to Shrewsbury

Watford Observer:

11:18am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Young goalkeeper Shaun Rowley has returned to Shrewsbury Town after the club ended his work experience loan with Watford.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Watford sold Paul Robinson to West Bromwich Albion 11 years ago today.

Leaving Watford surprised and disappointed McKinlay

Watford Observer: McKinlay 4.jpg

1:21pm Monday 13th October 2014

Billy McKinlay admits he was surprised to be appointed Watford head coach but, understandably, was more surprised to be replaced by Slavisa Jokanovic eight days later.

Obi hits four as Shrimpers thumped

Watford Observer:

1:54pm Monday 13th October 2014

Ogo Obi took his tally to ten goals in his last four appearances as Watford Under-18s extended their unbeaten run to three games with an emphatic 7-2 victory over Southend United.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Monday 13th October 2014

Luther Blissett became the first Watford player to be capped by England 32 years ago today.

Anya features as Scotland pick up first qualifying victory

Watford Observer:

12:30pm Sunday 12th October 2014

Ikechi Anya played the full 90 minutes as Scotland got their European Championship qualifying campaign up and running with a 1-0 victory over Georgia yesterday.


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