Discuss the action as Watford visit the Seasiders

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:00pm Tuesday 16th September 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.

Oscar 'sorry and disappointed' as hospital stay ensures he will miss Pool clash

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Minor chest pains forced Oscar Garcia to spend yesterday in hospital but that didn’t stop Watford’s new head coach from speaking to the club’s coaching staff and helping finalise plans for today’s trip to Blackpool.

Opposition profile: Blackpool

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:46am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The Championship season has not been kind to Blackpool so far.

Batchwood fall to Herts defeat

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Batchwood's men were unable to build on a reasonable start as they lost on three of the four rinks and 74-65 overall at Herts on Sunday.

Saints boss Gray will not take pity on former club Wealdstone

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

James Gray insists there will be no sentiment spared when he returns to his former club Wealdstone this weekend with St Albans City.

London Colney dumped out of FA Cup

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

1:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

London Colney were knocked out of the FA Cup in the first qualifying round after a 1-0 defeat at Brentwood Town on Saturday.

Record interest at Verulamians

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:44pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Verulamians have received a record number of players registering for the rugby club this month.

Triple gold delight for Jordan Beecher

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:43pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

St Albans’ Jordan Beecher admitted winning triple gold was the perfect way to get over his initial apprehension of competing at the inaugural Invictus Games in London.

Four wins for Pauline Gardiner at club finals

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:28pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

St Albans hosted their club finals at the weekend with Pauline Gardiner clinching four wins.

Late equaliser denies St Albans

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:14pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A late equaliser meant St Albans Hockey club’s ladies Firsts had to settle for a 1-1 draw in their opening Conference East fixture at Chelmsford on Saturday.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Iwan Roberts scored his first senior goal 28 years ago today when Watford beat Manchester United.

Ex-Manchester United trialist signs with Watford

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

8:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

Watford's young striker Ogo Obi - who spent time this summer on trial at Manchester United - has today signed his first professional contract with the Hornets.

Experienced midfielder to miss Watford's trip to the coast

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:13pm Monday 15th September 2014

Keith Andrews has been ruled out of tomorrow's trip to Blackpool as two other Watford players face a race against time to be fit.

Watford boss Oscar Garcia in hospital after suffering minor chest pains

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:18pm Monday 15th September 2014

Watford head coach Oscar Garcia is currently in hospital after suffering with minor chest pains yesterday.

Sannino back to business

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Getting his point across: Beppe Sannino. Picture: Action Images

10:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Former Watford boss Beppe Sannino only had to wait two weeks for a return to football; with Serie B strugglers Catania announcing he has become their new head coach.

Young Hornets beaten by nine-man Bees as Stevens scores five

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:53pm Monday 15th September 2014

Watford Under-18s suffered a 6-3 defeat at home to a Matt Stevens-inspired Barnet on Saturday, despite the visitors finishing with only nine men.

HIGHLIGHTS: Hornets stung by failure to finish

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:24am Monday 15th September 2014

Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Charlton Athletic was a frustrating afternoon for Watford and their supporters. But if you missed the match at The Valley, you can watch brief highlights here.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Monday 15th September 2014

Watford's greatest-ever manager Graham Taylor was born 70 years ago today.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Sunday 14th September 2014

Watford made their European competition debut against 1.F.C.Kaiserslautern 31 years ago today.

City rise as Chappell triple scatters the Magpies

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:28am Sunday 14th September 2014

Lee Chappell was the toast of St Albans City on Saturday when the left-back scored a stunning hat-trick as visitors Maidenhead United pressed the self-destruct button during a highly entertaining Conference South encounter at Clarence Park that saw City run out emphatic 4-1 winners.

Charlton 'lucky' with penalty decision

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:39pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Although Bob Peeters claimed he saw neither penalty incident in the first half of Charlton Athletic’s 1-0 win over Watford this afternoon, he admitted the Addicks were “lucky” not to have a spot-kick awarded against them.

'It wasn't our day in front of goal'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

6:32pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Oscar Garcia believes Watford would have been “comfortable winners” on another day after his Watford reign began with a 1-0 defeat at Charlton Athletic.

Hornets beaten in Oscar's opener

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:20pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Oscar Garcia’s reign as Watford head coach got off to a losing start after his side were beaten 1-0 at Charlton Athletic this afternoon.

Discuss the action as Watford visit the Valley

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:00pm Saturday 13th September 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.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

Watford broke their transfer record to sign Nordin Wooter from Real Zaragoza 15 years ago today.

Charlton Athletic v Watford betting preview

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

Watford are favourites to win their opening game under new coach Oscar Garcia this weekend when they travel to Charlton Athletic.

Charlton preparation hasn't been ideal for Oscar

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

Oscar Garcia admits preparation for his first game as Watford’s head coach has not been ideal but does not plan to make dramatic changes to the way the Hornets were playing under his predecessor Beppe Sannino.

Abdi: 'I've only been 80 to 85 per cent fit'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Almen Abdi believes he has only been 80 to 85 per cent fit so far this season and admits he has struggled to recapture the form which made him one of the best players in the Championship.

Sannino: 'There is little desire to think about tactics'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

8:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Beppe Sannino believes Watford’s players had “little desire to think about tactics” and says he would have preferred the Hornets to have lost all their matches if it meant his personality was reflected in the side.

Hornets plan to part open East Stand next Saturday on test basis

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Watford have confirmed they do plan to have a part opening of the new East Stand at Vicarage Road for next weekend’s game with Bournemouth but on “a test basis”.

Opposition profile: Charlton Athletic

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

7:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Five games into the Championship season and Charlton Athletic are one of only two teams to find themselves unbeaten – the other being league leaders Nottingham Forest.

St Albans City Youth land fifth tournament win in a row

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:30pm Friday 12th September 2014

St Albans City Youth South Under-12s continued their success this summer winning their fifth tournament in a row at Dunstable Town on Sunday.

St Albans hockey teams shine at Oaklands

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:40am Friday 12th September 2014

St Albans' hockey sides emerged with 100 per cent records at the PLUM tournament at Oaklands last weekend.

Harvesters South trounce Tring Tornadoes

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:20am Friday 12th September 2014

Harvesters South Under-11s got their season off to a superb start after a 13-0 win over Tring Tornadoes in the County Cup.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Friday 12th September 2014

Trevor Senior scored his sole Watford league goal 27 years ago today.

Munari out of Oscar's curtain-raiser

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:18pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Gianni Munari has been ruled out of Oscar Garcia's first game in charge of Watford and Fernando Forestieri is a doubt for Saturday's trip to Charlton Athletic.

UPDATED: Oscar's coaching team taking shape

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:38pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Javier Pereira has joined Watford’s coaching staff as an assistant to new head coach Oscar Garcia.

Harpenden Colts edge past Bushey

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:20pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Harpenden Colts Under-11 Hawks edged to a 2-1 win over Bushey Youth Rangers in the County Cup first round.

Medal glory for William Laughton at Transplant Games

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:40am Thursday 11th September 2014

St Albans' William Laughton celebrated winning medals on his first appearance at the European Transplant and Dialysis Games in Poland.

Sympathy for Sannino and his old school approach

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Nigel Gibbs once told me that youth-team coach Tom Walley grabbed him by the scruff of the neck, held him up against a wall and shouted at him from extremely close range. Walley was hammering home the point that if Gibbs wanted to make it, he had better knuckle down.

On this date in Watford FC history

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

5:30am Thursday 11th September 2014

Watford went top of the Football League for the first time ever 32 years ago today.

Hornets to host Peterborough in Under-21 Premier League Cup

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:56pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Watford will take on Peterborough United at Vicarage Road in the Under-21 Premier League Cup on Tuesday, September 23.

Bond keeps clean sheet as Young Lions defeat Moldova

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:32pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Jonathan Bond won his fourth England Under-21 cap last night and kept a clean sheet as the Three Lions ended their 2015 Under-21 European Championship qualifying campaign with a 3-0 victory over Moldova.

Praise in defeat for Golden Girls

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

6:11pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A strong performance went unrewarded for Watford Ladies on Sunday as they suffered a fifth straight Women's Super League 2 defeat following a 3-1 loss at home to Doncaster Rovers Belles.

Blueboys see off St Margaretsbury

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

11:50am Wednesday 10th September 2014

London Colney earned a 2-0 win at home to St Margaretsbury on Saturday in the South Midlands Premier Division.

Saints boss praises team's character after Bromley draw

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:50am Wednesday 10th September 2014

St Albans City joint manager James Gray praised his players’ character after they twice fought back to hold promotion chasing Bromley to a 2-2 draw on Monday.

Batchwood Hall host ladies gala

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:40am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Batchwood Hall hosted a ladies gala last week.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Wednesday 10th September 2014

It's 12 years since crowd trouble marred Watford's League Cup exit at the hands of Luton Town.

Strachan: 'We wonder why Anya isn't playing in the Premier League'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:41pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Gordon Strachan says he and the Scotland coaching staff wonder why Ikechi Anya is playing at Watford instead of in the Premier League.

Oscar says Deeney will be big help in Hornets' dressing room

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:42am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Oscar Garcia says he wants Troy Deeney to set an example at Watford and says the Hornets captain will help him a lot in the dressing room.



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