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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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.

Verulamians celebrate reopening of clubhouse

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

St Albans-based rugby club Verulamians RFC celebrated the grand reopening of their refurbished clubhouse on Saturday at an event attended by St Albans mayor Geoff Harrison and RFU president-elect Peter Baines.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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?

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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.

Colney Heath Ladies thrash Watton in County Cup

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:50pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Colney Heath Ladies romped to a 7-0 win at Watton Ladies in the first round of the County Cup.

Harpenden edge to derby win over St Albans

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Harpenden edged to a 19-12 home win over St Albans at Redbourn Lane in a typically hard-fought London NW Two derby on Saturday.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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.

St Albans City Youth sink Chorleywood Common

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

St Albans City Youth Under-18s East earned a 2-1 win over Chorleywood Common.

London Colney overcome Leverstock Green

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Matt Newman found the net in London Colney's defeat: James Whittamore

2:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

London Colney edged to a 2-1 win at Leverstock Green in the South Midlands Premier Division on Saturday.

Saints set sights on pot of gold from FA Cup run

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:43am Tuesday 21st October 2014

St Albans City joint manager James Gray admits there is a “massive pot of gold” at stake for the club if they can reach the first round proper of the FA Cup.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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?

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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.

Deadly duo strike again as City cruise to victory at Weston

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:56am Sunday 19th October 2014

The reliable duo of Sean Shields and Steve Wales came up trumps again for St Albans City as the Saints added to the problems of lowly Weston-super-Mare with a competent 2-0 victory at Winterstoke Road on Saturday.

Difficult to judge how good Watford can become, says Jokanovic

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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.

Harvesters held to six-goal thriller at Bushey

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

Harvesters Under-11s North drew 3-3 away to Bushey and Oxhey Hawks with two goals from Ryan O'Sullivan and one from Joe O'Hare.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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.



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