Watford players undergo big freeze

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:06pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The Golden Boys’ players endured temperatures of minus 135°C on Wednesday morning in an attempt to improve their physical preparation for matches throughout the Championship season.

Sannino's Watford reign in serious doubt

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Picture: Action Images

11:54pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Beppe Sannino’s reign as Watford’s head coach is in serious doubt; with the Italian today refusing to state whether he believes he has lost the support of the dressing room.

Cup game delays part opening of East Stand

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Another Hornets game abandoned due to bad weather

9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

The Hornets' plans to partly open the new East Stand at Vicarage Road have been pushed back slightly after receiving a home draw in the League Cup.

Quin filling the void left by Hughes

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Academy boss Dave Hughes has seen three of his charges turn professional in the past week. Picture: Holly Cant

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Watford's Barry Quin is currently filling the void left by youth coach Dave Hughes after he joined the Welsh FA.

Golden Girls hoping Villans don't halt unbeaten run

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:53pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Watford Ladies visit Aston Villa on Sunday looking to pick up their fourth consecutive away win in Women’s Super League 2.

Runner-up finish at junior championship for Muir

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:40am Thursday 21st August 2014

Harpenden’s Tom Muir finished as the runner-up in the junior championship at Leamington Spa after losing 21-11 to Dorset’s Martin Puckett.

Batchwood Hall struggle against Townsend

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:10am Thursday 21st August 2014

Batchwood Hall lost on all four rinks in their district league matches at Hemel Hempstead and Townsend.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

Harry the Hornet got into hot water on his Watford debut 21 years ago today.

Vydra doubtful for Leeds clash

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:46pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Matej Vydra is a doubt for Saturday's match with Leeds United but there is good news on two other Watford strikers.

Watch highlights of Hornets' victory against Rotherham United

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:15pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Watch highlights of Watford's 2-0 Championship victory over Rotherham United and part of Lloyd Dyer's controversial celebration.

Evans says Hornets are top side who will secure promotion

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:04pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans believes Watford will win promotion this season but says the Hornets were outclassed and outplayed despite winning 2-0 against the Millers last night.

BALLOT: Who was you Watford man-of-the-match against Rotherham United?

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Hornets goalkeeping coach Alec Chamberlain believed Tommie Hoban was the Golden Boys’ man-of-the-match in Watford’s 2-0 victory at Rotherham United last night but do you agree?

St Albans seal Harpenden victory

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:10am Wednesday 20th August 2014

St Albans clinched an 86-80 win over Harpenden in their midweek friendly.

Harpenden pair feature in junior tennis championships

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Harpenden’s Emily Arbuthnott and Georgie Walker have both made the draw of the Nike Junior National Tennis Championships which started on Monday.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A record league crowd at Vicarage Road watched Watford face Queens Park Rangers 45 years ago today.

Sannino downplays Dyer reaction and dressing room unrest

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:45pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Beppe Sannino claims Lloyd Dyer’s angry reaction following his goal tonight was “normal” and downplayed the suggestion some of his squad are unhappy with him.

Result justified changes says Hornets boss

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Beppe Sannino believes Watford’s 2-0 victory over Rotherham United justified his decision to make five changes to his starting XI.

Dyer and Munari on target as Hornets overcome Millers

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:48pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

It’s not often a celebration is a bigger talking point than two goals but Lloyd Dyer’s reaction when he opened the scoring during Watford’s 2-0 win at Rotherham United was intriguing and, if you’re a Hornets fan, a little worrying.

HALF-TIME: Game goalless at the New York Stadium

St Albans & Harpenden Review: HALF-TIME: Game goalless at the New York Stadium

8:38pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Rotherham United and Watford go into half-time level at the New York Stadium.

Discuss the action as Watford travel to Rotherham

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:50pm Tuesday 19th August 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.

Deeney not currently considering handing in transfer request

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Hornets striker Troy Deeney is not currently considering handing in a transfer request despite reports to the contrary, the Watford Observer understands.

Evans believes Hornets will finish in top six

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:45pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans believes Watford will finish in the top six places in the Championship and feels the Hornets have two potential Premier League strikers in Matej Vydra and Troy Deeney.

Crystal Palace set to appoint Malky Mackay

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Malky Mackay managed Watford for two seasons from 2009 to 2011. Picture: Action Images

2:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Crystal Palace are set to announce Malky Mackay as their new manager, it is being reported.

Rotherham United v Watford betting preview

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Picture: Dave Peters

11:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Watford are 6/4 favourites with Paddy Power to win at newly-promoted Rotherham United tonight.

Opposition profile: Rotherham United

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

7:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Consecutive promotions for Rotherham United have seen them jump from League Two to the Championship in incredible fashion - and the Millers have started this season relatively brightly too.

London Colney ease past Woodbridge Town

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

London Colney romped to a 6-0 home win over Woodbridge Town in their FA Cup extra preliminary round tie on Saturday.

Two Watford FC fans charged with racism offences following Norwich City game

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:21pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Two hornets fans have been charged with racism offences following the Norwich City v Watford game on Saturday.

Oakley century fires St Albans to victory

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:10pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

St Albans’ Sunday team won their penultimate game in Chess Valley Division Two by 43 runs against fellow promotion hopefuls Highgate.

St Albans City Youth agree partnership with Arsenal Ladies

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:20pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

St Albans City Youth have announced a new partnership with Arsenal Ladies.

Maggie Alphonsi celebrates World Cup triumph

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:50pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Maggie Alphonsi helped England end three successive final defeats as they clinched the Women’s World Cup with a 21-9 win over Canada in Paris on Sunday.

German national sevens team competing in Harpenden

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

The German national team will be in attendance for the second year in a row at the International Pub Seven-a-Sides being held at Harpenden Rugby Club this Sunday.

Harpenden Town win takes them top of league

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:02am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Harpenden Town maintained their superb start to the season with seven points from three games taking them top of South Midlands Division One. 

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Watford used a non-injury substitute for the first time 47 years ago today.

Anya and Doyley back for trip to New York

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:39pm Monday 18th August 2014

Watford could welcome back Ikechi Anya and Lloyd Doyley for tomorrow's trip to Rotherham United.

Watford will not be appealing Ekstrand's three-match ban

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:22pm Monday 18th August 2014

Watford will not be appealing Joel Ekstrand's controversial red card against Norwich City or the subsequent three-match ban.

Grabban admits Norwich took advantage of Gomes' positioning

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:44pm Monday 18th August 2014

Lewis Grabban admits Norwich City took advantage of Heurelho Gomes’ tendency to come off his line during the Canaries' 3-0 victory against Watford at Carrow Road.

Pudil says Ekstrand dismissal 'messed everything up'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:07pm Monday 18th August 2014

Daniel Pudil says Joel Ekstrand’s sending off in Watford’s 3-0 defeat to Norwich City “messed everything up” for the Hornets.

VIDEO: Watch highlights of Hornets' defeat at Norwich

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:37am Monday 18th August 2014

Watch highlights of Watford's 3-0 Championship defeat against Norwich City, courtesy of the Hornets' official YouTube channel.

National championship progress for Bell

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:27pm Monday 18th August 2014

Hatfield's Jackie Bell reached the last 16 in the two wood singles at the national championships.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Monday 18th August 2014

Two Watford players made a piece of history ten years ago today as Iceland shocked Italy.

Norwich had no pre-match plans to chip Gomes

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

8:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

On two occasions during the Hornets’ 3-0 defeat at Norwich City, Heurelho Gomes watched the ball sail over his head into the net. Canaries boss Neil Adams says that was down to his players’ vision rather than a pre-match plan to exploit the Brazilian goalkeeper’s positioning.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Sunday 17th August 2014

Debutants Chris Waddle and Paul Allen were among the scorers as Watford were well beaten at Tottenham Hotspur 29 years ago today.

Comley's cracker keeps City climbing with victory at Farnborough

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:30am Sunday 17th August 2014

A first half strike by the mercurial James Comley clinched a second successive Conference South victory for St Albans City on Saturday as Farnborough stay rooted to the foot of the table following their third reversal of the season.

Sannino: 'We should have been more angry and compact'

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

6:28pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Beppe Sannino believes Watford would not have conceded three goals against Norwich City if they had 11 men on the pitch but says his team should have been more angry and compact during this afternoon’s 3-0 defeat.

Ekstrand's early sending off crucial as Norwich thump Watford

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:55pm Saturday 16th August 2014

The 3-0 scoreline will startle those who weren’t at Carrow Road but Norwich City were completely dominant against Watford once Joel Ekstrand was sent off just two minutes into this afternoon’s contest.

HALF TIME: Ten man Hornets behind at Norwich

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:56pm Saturday 16th August 2014

It’s been a difficult first half for Watford against Norwich City. The Hornets are 1-0 behind and down to ten men at Carrow Road.

Discuss the action as Watford travel to Norwich

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:00pm Saturday 16th August 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.

Watford won't sell Deeney this summer as third Leicester bid rejected

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:14am Saturday 16th August 2014

The Hornets have turned down a third bid from Leicester City for Troy Deeney and – barring an absurd offer – will not sell the striker this summer, the Watford Observer understands.

Opposition profile: Norwich City

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

8:09am Saturday 16th August 2014

Norwich City’s bid to return to the Premier League could not have started much worse.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Saturday 16th August 2014

Richard Johnson scored a spectacular winner to fire Watford to victory at Carlisle United 17 years ago today.



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