UPDATE: Plans for 'Remembrance Matchday' almost complete

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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.

Old Albanians land Bishop's Stortford triumph

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:50pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Old Albanians Under-11s followed up their Land Rover Premiership Cup triumph by winning the festival at Bishop’s Stortford.

St Albans member receives coaching qualification

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Bob Pomeroy is the latest St Albans member to achieve his level one bowls coaching qualification awarded by 1st4sport.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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.

St Albans City striker John Frendo fined and apologises after missing FA Cup defeat

St Albans & Harpenden Review: John Frendo is denied by Nick Hutchings in his 50th game for the City. Picture: Robert Walkley

2:17pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

St Albans City striker John Frendo has apologised and been handed a maximum fine by the club after missing their FA Cup defeat to Concord Rangers on Saturday.

St Albans fencing teams shine in County Cup

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

St Albans and Harpenden’s fencing teams came away with silverware from the Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Fencing Team County Cup.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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”.

London Colney held by Hillingdon Borough

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

3:50pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

London Colney battled to a 1-1 draw at home to Hillingdon Borough in the South Midlands Premier Division on Saturday.

Sapphire storm to success in Stevenage

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:10pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Sapphire celebrated more success at the Hertfordshire Gymnastics Association’s club teams competition in Stevenage.

St Albans chief executive Andy Forshaw stars in goal during Felixstowe win

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:07pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

St Albans Hockey Club chief executive Andy Forshaw was the hero in goal for the men’s team, answering an 11th hour call-up to play in a 2-1 win against Felixstowe.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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.

Frendo will discuss absence with Saints this week

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:51pm Monday 27th October 2014

St Albans City will speak to striker John Frendo later this week and discuss why he ruled himself out of Saturday’s FA Cup defeat to Concord Rangers.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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?

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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.

Saints grounded as Concord soar to FA Cup glory

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:03am Sunday 26th October 2014

St Albans City’s bid for a shot at the Big Boys in the FA Cup floundered with the dampest of damp squibs at Clarence Park on Saturday as Concord Rangers, through Joe Gardner’s fine strike, encountered few problems in removing City at the final qualifying round stage of the competition.

Jokanovic happy with his point at Boro

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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?

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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?

St Albans & Harpenden Review: 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

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

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'

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.

Harvesters claim Belmont draw

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

Harvesters Under-11s North drew 1-1 at Belmont with the only goal scored by Daniel Busby.

St Albans battle to narrow Sevenoaks win

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:50am Friday 24th October 2014

St Albans Hockey Club’s ladies battled to a 1-0 win at Sevenoaks at the 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.



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