McClaren and Derby County enjoying renaissance

Watford Observer: Steve McClaren has galvanised the Rams since being appointed at the end of September. Picture: Action Images

7:00am Friday 25th April 2014

Watford travel to face a Derby County side on Saturday who, unlike the Hornets, know their play-off place has been safely secured.

On this date in Watford FC's history

Watford Observer: On this date in Watford FC's history

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

There was disappointment for Watford 50 years ago today despite achieving a highest-ever league finish.

Anya available for Derby County trip

Watford Observer: Ikechi Anya. Picture: Dave Peters.

5:50pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Watford could welcome back Ikechi Anya for Saturday's trip to Derby County and while the Championship play-offs now look out of reach for the Hornets, Beppe Sannino hasn’t given up hope.

New season ticket prices rise less than five per cent

Watford Observer: Picture: Holly Cant

12:05pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Watford season tickets go back on sale tomorrow and those who haven't renewed already and first time buyers face a rise of less than five per cent on the Earlybird prices.

FAN'S VIEW: Are we allowed to give up on this season yet?

Watford Observer: Troy Deeney in action against QPR on Monday. Picture: Action Images

9:56am Thursday 24th April 2014

This season was over a long time ago. Then it wasn’t. Then it was again, yet somehow wasn’t, until it was again.

Watford Ladies have "platform" to build from says Salomon

Watford Observer: Watford Ladies boss John Salomon

7:13pm Thursday 24th April 2014

John Salomon believes Watford Ladies have laid a solid foundation to build on this season after the Golden Girls’ second Women’s Super League 2 contest ended in a 1-1 draw at home to Aston Villa Ladies.

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5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

Watford recorded the first of four consecutive 1-1 draws against Southampton 30 years ago today.

Watford defender's loan extended

Watford Observer: Lucas Neill's only Watford outing was as a 84th minute substitute against Barnsley. Picture: Dave Peters.

4:45pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Watford and Doncaster Rovers have agreed to extend Lucas Neill's loan spell until the end of the season, with the previous month-long agreement expiring.

Watford may run more coaches due to Tube strikes

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

3:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Watford have indicated they may provide extra supporters' coaches for Tuesday's away game with Charlton Athletic due to the planned Tube strikes.

Solid foundation to build from

Watford Observer: Jo Wilson was on target for the Golden Girls. Picture: Andy Rowland

3:23pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

John Salomon believes Watford Ladies have laid a solid foundation to build on this season after the Golden Girls’ second Women’s Super League 2 contest ended in a 1-1 home at draw with Aston Villa Ladies.

On this date in Watford FC's history

Watford Observer: On this date in Watford FC's history

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Watford's first spell in the top flight came to an end 26 years ago today.

VIDEO: Watch highlights of Watford's 2-1 defeat to QPR

Watford Observer: Joey Barton celebrates his equaliser for QPR. Picture: Action Images

2:08pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Watch highlights of Watford's 2-1 defeat to Queens Park Rangers.

AUDIO: 'Watford fans deserve to be in the Premier League'

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

1:12pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Championship is "not good enough" for Watford's fans and Beppe Sannino will endeavour to deliver Premier League football to the club's supporters, according to the head coach.

More than 9,500 Watford fans renew their season ticket

Watford Observer: Picture: Holly Cant

11:57am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

More than 9,500 Watford fans renewed their season tickets during the two-week Earlybird window.

AUDIO: Bond on win over Watford

Watford Observer: Kevin Bond with Harry Redknapp and Joe Jordan. Picture: Action Images

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Kevin Bond credited Watford for their display during yesterday's 2-1 defeat at Loftus Road.

Who was your Watford man of the match?

Watford Observer: Was Lewis McGugan your man of the match? Picture: Action Images

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Beppe Sannino believes Watford’s performance at Queens Park Rangers was their best since he took over, despite what the scoreboard said at the end of the match. But who was the stand-out individual?

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Watford Observer: On this date in Watford FC's history

5:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Kevin Phillips was on target as Watford played their first game in front of the new Rookery Stand 29 years ago today.

Best display of his reign but Sannino became 'too British'

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

6:45pm Monday 21st April 2014

Beppe Sannino believes Watford’s 2-1 defeat to Queens Park Rangers was the best performance of his reign and claims the deciding goal was conceded because he became “too British”.

'I was impressed with Watford'

Watford Observer: Kevin Bond. Picture: Action Images

6:01pm Monday 21st April 2014

Kevin Bond was impressed with Watford’s performance during their last-gasp 2-1 defeat at Queens Park Rangers this afternoon.

Hornets suffer last-gasp Hoops heartbreak

Watford Observer: Mathias Ranegie celebrates giving Watford the lead. Picture: Action Images

5:14pm Monday 21st April 2014

A brave Watford performance which was laced with quality for large periods went unrewarded as the curse of the late goal struck yet again to give Queens Park Rangers a 2-1 victory at Loftus Road.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Watford can't make dominance count at QPR

Watford Observer: Troy Deeney is the Hornets top scorer. Picture: Action Images

3:55pm Monday 21st April 2014

Watford were unable to make their dominance count during the first half at Loftus Road as the contest with QPR remained goalless at half-time.

Discuss the action as Watford face QPR

Watford Observer: Loftus Road. Picture: Action Images

12:00pm Monday 21st April 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.

QPR match is 'massive' for Watford

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Beppe Sannino described Watford’s game with Queens Park Rangers as “massive” and stressed his team must take points from all four of their remaining matches if they want to keep their play-off hopes alive.

Underachievers Queens Park Rangers forced to settle for a play-off spot

Watford Observer: Harry Redknapp's side have underachieved this term considering the investment made. Picture: Action Images

7:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Watford travel to Queens Park Rangers on Bank Holiday Monday knowing that maximum points are needed to maintain their unlikely play-off charge.

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5:30am Monday 21st April 2014

Nigel Gibbs made his final first-team appearance for Watford 12 years ago today in Gianluca Vialli's last match as Hornets boss.

AUDIO: Tozser is Watford's only guaranteed starter

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Watford will make changes against Queens Park Rangers but injury permitting; Daniel Tozser will not be one of them. He is the only Hornet guaranteed a place in the starting XI. Beppe Sannino has said as much.

AUDIO: 'It could all turn on its head'

Watford Observer: Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy. Picture: Action Images

10:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

While results on Good Friday went Watford’s way in their bid to launch a late surge for the play-offs, they also went Ipswich Town’s favour but the Tractor Boys were unable to make the most of it as they lost 3-1 at Vicarage Road yesterday.

Who was your Watford man of the match?

Watford Observer: Albert Riera, who scored the first goal, is one of the options in our man-of-the-match ballot. But does someone else deserve the accolade? Picture: Action Images

6:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Several impressive individual performances helped Watford secure a 3-1 win over Ipswich Town but who was your pick of the bunch?

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Watford Observer: On this date in Watford FC's history

5:30am Sunday 20th April 2014

Watford all but secure safety with a win at Millwall ten years ago today.

Sannino believes playing in the right areas was key for Watford

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

7:52pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Beppe Sannino highlighted the importance of Watford retaining possession in the opposition half when he was asked about his team securing victory over Ipswich Town– with conceding late goals a continual problem for the Hornets in recent months.

McCarthy bemoans turning points

Watford Observer: Mick McCarthy. Picture: Action Images

6:22pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Mick McCarthy felt Luke Hyam’s header against the crossbar and Ipswich Town’s poor marking for Watford’s second goal were pivotal to his side’s defeat at Vicarage Road.

Hornets keep play-off dream alive

Watford Observer: Gabriele Angella celebrates his goal with a fan. Picture: Action Images

5:16pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Watford kept alive their hopes of a late play-off charge with a 3-1 victory over Ipswich Town to move within five points off sixth spot with a game in hand.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Riera strike keeps Watford's play-off hopes alive

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

3:49pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A fine Albert Riera goal means Watford currently lead fellow play-off chasers Ipswich Town 1-0 at Vicarage Road.

Discuss the action as Watford face Ipswich

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12:00pm Saturday 19th April 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.

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Watford Observer: On this date in Watford FC's history

5:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

Saturday, April 19, 1980

The fans - not the play-offs - should be Watford's motivation

Watford Observer: Beppe Sannino. Picture: Holly Cant

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Beppe Sannino has not given up hope of reaching the play-offs but passionately stated Watford’s supporters – and not a top-six finish – should be the players’ motivation heading into the crunch game with Ipswich Town.

Watford v Ipswich Town betting preview

Watford Observer: The Hornets are fancied to maintain their impressive home record tomorrow: Holly Cant

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Watford look worthy favourites to defeat Ipswich Town tomorrow at Vicarage Road.

In fine voice and growing louder – The 1881 one year on

Watford Observer: In fine voice and growing louder – The 1881 one year on

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A year ago a group of Watford fans discussed the prospect of creating a new singing section aimed at improving the atmosphere at Vicarage Road. Now The 1881 have more than 400 members and have raised – with the help of Watford Supporters Trust – around £4,000 to spend on banners and flags around the stadium.

Ipswich turnaround nearly complete under McCarthy

Watford Observer: Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy. Picture: Action Images

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Ipswich Town arrive at Vicarage Road on Saturday very much in the hunt for a play-off berth just 18 months after Mick McCarthy replaced Paul Jewell.

Watford season ticket renewals pass 7,000 mark

Watford Observer: Watford's ticket office say they have passed 7,000 season ticket renewals. Picture: Action Images

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Watford's ticket office were reporting sales of season-ticket renewals as having passed 7,000 when the Watford Observer went to press yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.

On this date in Watford FC's history

Watford Observer: On this date in Watford FC's history

5:30am Friday 18th April 2014

Watford ended their first ever season in Division Two with a Norwich City draw 44 years ago today.

Popular Watford duo back for crunch Ipswich clash

Watford Observer: Battocchio was stretchered off against Burnley Picture: Holly Cant

5:56pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Watford midfielder Cristian Battocchio and Lloyd Doyley are in contention for Saturday’s visit from Ipswich Town.

Watford Under-18s finish season with a win over Southend United

Watford Observer: Alfie Young got Watford Under-18's winner against Southend in their final fixture of the season. Picture: Action Images

5:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Watford's Under-18s ended their season on a high with a 1-0 victory over Southend United with Alfie Young the goalscorer.

Hornets fans vote for Watford's best to celebrate Football League anniversary

Watford Observer: Watford heroes Nick Wright and Allan Smart celebrate alongside Graham Taylor

12:18pm Thursday 17th April 2014

As part of the Football League's 125th anniversary celebrations, supporters of every Football League club were invited to vote for their club's greatest player, manager, captain and season.

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5:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

Graham Taylor ran the London Marathon 31 years ago today

Disappointed but aspects to learn from

Watford Observer: John Salomon. Picture: Andrew Waller

11:43pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

John Salomon admitted he was “very” frustrated after Watford Ladies began their Women’s Super League 2 season with a 2-2 draw at home to Millwall Lionesses tonight, acknowledging the positive aspects of his side’s play but also believing they will learn much from their opening league game.

Golden Girls held in season opener

Watford Observer: Watford Ladies celebrate Renee Hector giving them the lead. Picture: Andrew Waller

10:01pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Watford Ladies were unable to make a winning start to their Women’s Super League 2 season as they were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Millwall Lionesses.

Watford to take on Wealdstone in legends match

Watford Observer: Watford legend Luther Blissett in charity cycle challenge

5:29pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A Watford versus Wealdstone Legends match will take place later this month.

COMMENT: Why I'm happy to see the Hatters back

Watford Observer: Lloyd Doyley and Ashley Young in action against Luton Town at Vicarage Road in 2006. Picture: Action Images

9:53am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Writing prior to the confirmation of Luton Town's promotion from the Conference, our former assistant editor explains why he would be pleased to see the Hatters back in the Football League.

On this date in Watford FC's history

Watford Observer: On this date in Watford FC's history

5:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Watford claimed an unlikely win 37 years ago today but manager Mike Keen was already heading for the exit.



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