Chamberlain's first team role reduced

Watford Observer: Pictures: Action Images

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

The Hornets have reduced Alec Chamberlain’s role with the first team and he will now rarely travel to away matches, the Watford Observer understands.

Watford v Millwall betting preview

Watford Observer:

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Watford are odds on favourites to defeat Ian Holloway’s Millwall at Vicarage Road tomorrow.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Friday 31st October 2014

Watford recorded a rare victory at Shrewsbury 33 years ago today.

UPDATE: Plans for 'Remembrance Matchday' almost complete

Watford Observer:

1:02pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Watford say final preparations are almost complete for their 'Remembrance Matchday' against Millwall on Saturday.

'Cup final' return for Ikpeazu after an emotional few months

Watford Observer:

7:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A trip away to Bristol City in the second round of an under-21 competition may not sound like the most enticing fixture of the calender but for young Watford striker Uche Ikpeazu, "it felt like a cup final".

HIGHLIGHTS: The goals from Watford's Under-21 win at Bristol City

Watford Observer: Picture: Andrew Scott/Watford FC

10:46am Thursday 30th October 2014

Watch the highlights from Watford's 2-1 win at Bristol City in the Under-21 Premier League Cup, as goals from Bernard Mensah and Uche Ikpeazu secured the Golden Boys' progression.

Not the same manager the second time around

Watford Observer:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

Oliver Phillips' reflections from Watford's 2000/01 season continue with Graham Taylor explaining why he hates the World Cup.

'We're ambitious and want to compete at the other end of table'

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Watford Ladies boss John Salomon says he is already planning for next season after the Golden Girls finished their inaugural Women’s Super League 2 campaign in seventh place.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

Watford sustained their seventh red card of the season in a heavy defeat at West Bromwich Albion 21 years ago today.

Watford claim money and not loyalty stopped coach from taking over

Watford Observer:

7:37pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Watford believe money - and not loyalty as has been claimed - was the reason one of Northern Ireland's youth coaches, Stephen Robinson, has not joined the club.

Jorell helps hometown club make FA Cup history

Watford Observer: Jorell Johnson (top) is believed to be one of four Hornets scholars given a professional contract. Picture Holly Cant

1:04pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Watford defender Jorell Johnson last night helped his hometown club Hemel Hempstead reach the first round of the FA Cup for the first time since 1938.

Youngsters rue missed chances following another Posh loss

Watford Observer:

3:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Watford Under-18s were left to count the cost of missed chances after they suffered successive defeats to Peterborough United on Saturday.

Half-price entry for football fans with a WD postcode

Watford Observer:

1:42pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Football fans with a WD postcode have the chance to watch Wealdstone for half price for one of their matches in December - an offer which coincides with Watford FC not having a fixture that day.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Victorious Watford were given a tough test by Nottingham Forest 65 years ago today.

UPDATE: Watford trio's superb attitude praised after cup win

Watford Observer:

4:18pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Watford Academy's head of coaching hailed the attitude of Sean Murray, Connor Smith and Tommie Hoban following the club's progression in the Under-21 Premier League Cup.

'Bond has nice future in front of him'

Watford Observer:

7:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Jonathan Bond was drafted into the Watford side at late notice for Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough but he impressed at the Riverside Stadium and Slavisa Jokanovic says the young goalkeeper has a “nice future in front of him”.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Watford famously beat European champions Nottingham Forest in the League Cup 34 years ago today.

Ikpeazu scores extra-time winner on his return

Watford Observer: Uche Ikpeazu has yet to make his Watford debut. Picture: HOLLY CANT

10:09pm Monday 27th October 2014

Uche Ikpeazu marked his first competitive outing of the season by scoring an extra-time winner against Bristol City in the Under-21 Premier League Cup.

Ikpeazu to make his return in strong Watford XI

Watford Observer: Another Hornets game abandoned due to bad weather

7:10pm Monday 27th October 2014

Young Watford striker Uche Ikpeazu will make his first competitive outing of the season tonight after needing ankle surgery in the summer.

Hornets fans should arrive early to help with remembrance display

Watford Observer:

4:15pm Monday 27th October 2014

Watford fans are being urged to arrive at Vicarage Road early for Saturday’s match with Millwall to help with a remembrance display to mark 100 years since the beginning of the First World War.

AUDIO: Jokanovic accepts responsibility for poor first half

Watford Observer:

12:21pm Monday 27th October 2014

Slavisa Jokanovic believes his lack of squad rotation was the reason for Watford’s lacklustre first half performance in their 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough.

HIGHLIGHTS: Hornets' 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough

Watford Observer:

10:02am Monday 27th October 2014

Watch highlights of Watford's 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium here. 

Lewis turns down bigger clubs to lead Sun Sports' title charge

Watford Observer:

2:15pm Monday 27th October 2014

Sun Sports' unlikely emergence as a force in the South Midlands League Premier Division was further underlined when their captain turned down the chance to move to a higher level.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Monday 27th October 2014

Luther Blissett scored his 100th league goal 30 years ago today as Watford battled back to draw with Newcastle United.

Who was your man-of-the-match against Middlesbrough?

Watford Observer:

8:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Saturday’s match between Middlesbrough and Watford was a contest which included a few very poor performances from Hornets players but also some good ones. So who was your pick of the bunch at the Riverside Stadium?

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Sunday 26th October 2014

George Harris almost scored a hat-trick of identical headers for Watford at Coventry City 51 years ago today.

Jokanovic happy with his point at Boro

Watford Observer:

6:33pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Watford head coach Slavisa Jokanovic was happy with his team’s point away at Middlesbrough.

Karanka's almost perfect display

Watford Observer:

7:02pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka described his team’s first half display against Watford as “perfect apart from scoring one or two goals”.

Deeney ensures Watford don't return home empty handed

Watford Observer:

5:08pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Watford captain Troy Deeney came off the bench to score his side’s equalising goal in this afternoon’s 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough.

HALF-TIME: Bond's Watford are shaken but will they be stirred?

Watford Observer: Picture: Dave Peters

4:06pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Watford survived a first-half onslaught to go into the break level with Middlesbrough.

Loan rules were factor in Ighalo's permanent move

Watford Observer:

1:07pm Saturday 25th October 2014

The limit on the number of loan players allowed in a match-day squad was one of the main reasons Watford decided to sign Odion Ighalo permanently, the Watford Observer understands.

Discuss the action as Watford welcome Middlesbrough

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

12:00pm Saturday 25th 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: Middlesbrough

Watford Observer:

11:15am Saturday 25th October 2014

A 2-0 defeat to newly promoted Wolves at Molineux put an end to Boro’s seven game unbeaten streak in the Championship in midweek. However, the loss failed to dislodge Middlesbrough from third place in the table. 

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

Watford scored a goal against Bristol Rovers before an opponent had touched the ball 101 years ago today.

Hornets make Ighalo switch permanent

Watford Observer:

7:48pm Friday 24th October 2014

Watford have completed the permanent signing of Udinese forward Odion Ighalo on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Where are the other Pozzo signings?

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Since taking over Watford in 2012 the Pozzos have brought 37 players to the club either on permanent transfers or loans. 

Vydra as good - if not better - than in his first spell at Watford

Watford Observer:

12:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

Matej Vydra is as good – if not better – than the player who left Watford 17 months ago according to his good friend Daniel Pudil.

Zola tells Jokanovic: 'You are in the right place at the right time'

Watford Observer:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Slavisa Jokanovic spoke to former Watford head coach Gianfranco Zola about taking charge of the Hornets and was told “you are in the right place at the right time”.

Middlesbrough v Watford betting preview

Watford Observer:

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Watford look over-priced to claim a win at promotion rivals Middlesbrough this weekend.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Friday 24th October 2014

Watford beat Notts County 22 years ago today on a dark day for Nigel Gibbs.

Abdi out of Boro trip but Andrews and Cathcart available

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Almen Abdi will miss Saturday’s trip to Middlesbrough with a shoulder injury but Keith Andrews and Craig Cathcart are available for selection after recovering from calf problems.

Tozser: Jokanovic is a calm and clear communicator'

Watford Observer:

2:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Daniel Tozser has praised Slavisa Jokanovic's clear and calm communication.

Da-Silva-Lopes goal helps Posh overcome young Hornets

Watford Observer:

11:54am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Watford Under-18s suffered a 1-0 defeat against Peterborough United in the Youth Alliance South East Division on Tuesday.

When players drinking and smoking was commomplace

Watford Observer:

9:19am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Our former assistant editor continues his story of the 2000/01 season by reflecting when footballers had a more ‘relaxed’ approach to their physical well being.

On this date in Watford FC history

Watford Observer:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Watford came from 3-0 down with 20 minutes remaining to beat Bolton Wanderers 21 years ago today.

AUDIO: Abdi suffers shoulder problem and Deeney not ready to start

Watford Observer:

6:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Slavisa Jokanovic confirmed Almen Abdi picked up a shoulder injury in last night’s 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest and the Hornets head coach said Troy Deeney needs a little bit more time before he returns to the starting XI.

Who was your man-of-the-match against Forest?

Watford Observer:

3:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Some of Watford's attacking play during the first half of yesterday's match with Nottingham Forest was scintillating and it resulted in several fine attacking performances. But who was your stand-out performer for the Hornets?

AUDIO: Watford will be competing for promotion at end of season

Watford Observer:

12:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Steve Wigley says Watford are one of the best sides Nottingham Forest have played this season and believes they are capable of sustaining their promotion challenge.

HIGHLIGHTS: Hornets' 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest

Watford Observer:

12:24pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Watch highlights of Watford's 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest here.

'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.


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