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

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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.

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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.

St Albans City Youth stun leaders

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans City Youth held by Chorleywood Red

11:10am Friday 18th April 2014

St Albans City Youth Under-13s West stunned unbeaten leaders Oxhey as they thrashed them 9-2.

On this date in Watford FC's history

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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.

First bowl of season delivered by mayor

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans mayor Annie Brewster delivered the first bowl of the season

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

The Mayor of St Albans Annie Brewster delivered the first bowl of the season on Saturday.

On this date in Watford FC's history

St Albans & Harpenden Review: On this date in Watford FC's history

5:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

Graham Taylor ran the London Marathon 31 years ago today

Disappointed but aspects to learn from

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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.

Harpenden Colts reach Premier Division Cup final

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans City Youth held by Chorleywood Red

11:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Harpenden Colts reached the final of the Mid Herts Rural Minors League Under-18 Premier Division Cup after the Under-17s beat Enfield Colts 3-1.

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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.

Fans asked to support campaign with Watford versus Ipswich close to a sell-out

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Picture: Holly Cant

6:05pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Watford have again highlighted their 'Say No To No-Shows' campaign with Saturday's home match against Ipswich Town expected to be a sell-out.

Striker may not return to Watford

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Picture: Dave Peters

12:46pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

South Korea's manager does not expect Chu-Young Park to play for Watford again this season - with the striker currently in Seoul receiving treatment.

UPDATED: Watford defender's loan extended

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Picture: Holly Cant

12:01pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Watford defender Reece Brown's loan at Carlisle United has been extended until the end of the season.

Golden Girls prepare to welcome Lionesses

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Watford Ladies boss John Salomon

5:22pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Watford Ladies kick-off their Women’s Super League Two campaign tomorrow evening as they host Millwall Lionesses at Berkhamsted FC.

London Colney suffer Hadley defeat

St Albans & Harpenden Review: London Colney's Greg Shaw finds the net in defeat: James Whittamore

3:10pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

London Colney suffered their first defeat to Hadley for six years after losing 1-0 in the South Midlands Premier Division on Saturday.

Saints boss admits it will be a disaster if the team miss out on play-offs

St Albans & Harpenden Review: The Saints suffered a setback against Poole Town: Robert Walkley

11:45am Tuesday 15th April 2014

James Gray insists St Albans City face the biggest weekend of their season and admits it will be a disaster if the side fail to reach the play-offs.

On this date in Watford FC's history

St Albans & Harpenden Review: On this date in Watford FC's history

5:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Watford clinched a historic promotion 45 years ago today.

On this date in Watford FC's history

St Albans & Harpenden Review: On this date in Watford FC's history

5:30am Monday 14th April 2014

Updated with pictures: It's 30 years since Watford reached their first and only FA Cup final to date.

Harvesters edge to Rangers victory

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans City Youth held by Chorleywood Red

6:24pm Monday 14th April 2014

Harvesters Under-18s North beat Edmonton Rangers 3-2 with two goals from Jack Nevin and a single from William Kilpatrick.

AUDIO: 'I was not watching Ian Holloway during the game'

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Beppe Sannino. Picture: Action Images

12:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Beppe Sannino played down suggestions of a spat with Ian Holloway following Watford’s 2-2 draw at Millwall yesterday.

AUDIO: Sannino is my long-lost twin isn't he?

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Millwall manager Ian Holloway. Picture: Action Images

10:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Ian Holloway laughed off the altercation with Beppe Sannino on Saturday evening; querying whether his dad had ever visited Italy after questioning if the Watford head coach was his long-lost twin.

Who was your Hornets man-of-the-match in the Lions' Den?

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Lewis McGugan celebrates his goal. Picture: Action Images

7:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Watford looked like making it back-to-back away wins to boost their play-off chances at Millwall yesterday but ultimately had to settle for a hugely frustrating 2-2 draw after conceding another late goal, but who was your Hornets' man-of-the-match at the Den?

On this date in Watford FC's history

St Albans & Harpenden Review: On this date in Watford FC's history

5:30am Sunday 13th April 2014

Watford secured promotion back to the second tier of the English game 16 years ago today.

Holloway explains two-fingered gesture at Watford fans

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Picture: Action Images

8:01pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Ian Holloway says he can’t understand why Watford fans do not like him and denies that his two fingered gesture at full-time was lewd.

Holloway: We didn't deserve to be behind

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Ian Holloway. Picture: Action Images

7:10pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Millwall manager Ian Holloway says his side did not deserve to be 2-1 down when they grabbed an equaliser in the fifth minute of injury time.

'I'm angry because it has happened again'

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Beppe Sannino. Picture: Action Images

6:42pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Beppe Sannino has tended to start his press conferences by making a whistle noise. But there was good-natured introduction from the head coach at the Den this evening. The Watford boss was visibly angry as he reflected on the third occasion the Hornets have let two points slip by conceding a late goal in their past five matches following the 2-2 draw at Millwall.

Late Almunia error hands Millwall a point

St Albans & Harpenden Review: A dejected Manuel Almunia at half-time. Picture: Action Images

5:17pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Manuel Almunia's last gasp error gifted Millwall an equaliser in the fifth minute of injury time after Almen Abdi had handed Watford an 86th minute lead.

HALF-TIME REPORT: McGugan gives Hornets interval lead

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Lewis McGugan celebrates his goal. Picture: Action Images

4:27pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Watford could be heading for back-to-back away wins as they currently lead 1-0 at Millwall through a Lewis McGugan goal.

Discuss the action as Watford face Millwall

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Millwall boss Ian Holloway. Picture: Action Images

12:00pm Saturday 12th 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.

Saints get sinking feeling as Poole triumph at the Park

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Poole Town striker Ekow Elliott scores the only goal of Saturday's game at Clarence Park. Picture: Robert Walkley

11:29pm Saturday 12th April 2014

St Albans City’s participation in the Southern League promotion play-offs was thrown into considerable doubt on Saturday when Poole Town re-ignited their challenge with a far from flattering 1-0 victory at Clarence Park.

On this date in Watford FC's history

St Albans & Harpenden Review: On this date in Watford FC's history

5:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

Twenty years ago today Paul Furlong scored a fine late goal to earn Watford a win at Barnsley.

COMMENT: Watford have to decide if they stick or twist with Deeney

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Troy Deeney's form in recent months mean Premier League clubs will almost certainly come calling in the summer. Picture: Holly Cant

2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Watford have a dilemma on their hands this summer when it comes to Troy Deeney. Do they stick or do they twist?

Nosworthy appears to have played his final Watford game after loan extended

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Picture: Holly Cant

5:16pm Friday 11th April 2014

Nyron Nosworthy looks likely to have played his last Watford game after his loan spell at Bristol City was extended until the end of the season.

Millwall v Watford betting preview

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Ikechi Anya. Picture: Dave Peters.

4:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Watford are favourites to pick up three points at relegation-threatened Millwall in the Championship this weekend.

Abdi: 'I don’t wish this injury on anyone'

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Abdi celebrates his goal against Leeds United on Tuesday. Picture: Action Images

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Almen Abdi has been tormented psychologically with the continual set-backs during his recovery but admits tearing a tendon in his foot completely in January was a blessing in disguise.

Hornets set to redevelop training ground

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Picture: Action Images

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

The Hornets are in discussions with Hertsmere Borough Council about redeveloping the club’s training ground facilities – which would include a medical centre and rehabilitation pool.

Millwall yet to enjoy upturn in fortunes under Holloway

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Picture: Action Images

7:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Watford will be looking to add further momentum to their unlikely play-off push when they travel to Millwall this weekend.

Golden Girls looking to challenge for Women's Super League promotion

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Watford Ladies boss John Salomon

10:00am Friday 11th April 2014

John Salomon's reign as Watford Ladies manager has been a success. During his time in charge he has transformed the Golden Girls’ fortunes but he and the club face a new challenge this season – the FA Women’s Super League.

Not long left to pick your top Hornet

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Current Watford Observer Player of the Season Almen Abdi. Picture: Holly Cant

9:30am Friday 11th April 2014

Time is running out for you to help decide who will be the next recipient of the prestigious Watford Observer Player of the Season award.

Harpenden Hawks to host practice sessions

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans City Youth held by Chorleywood Red

5:20pm Friday 11th April 2014

Harpenden Hawks junior netball club will hold practice sessions from Saturday, May 3 at St George’s School.

Hornets must maintain modesty in promotion push

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Renee Hector, right, was named last season's most improve player

2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Watford Ladies must maintain their modesty if they are to challenge for promotion in Women’s Super League Two, according to young defender Renee Hector.

St Albans City Youth reach Shield final

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans City Youth held by Chorleywood Red

12:30pm Friday 11th April 2014

A goal from Abbie Smith sealed a place in the League Shield final for St Albans City Youth’s Under-14 Girls South.

Final place for Harpenden Colts

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans City Youth held by Chorleywood Red

12:20pm Friday 11th April 2014

Harpenden Colts Under-13 Cougars booked their place in the West Herts Youth League final after defeating Watford Town Youth 3-0.



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