Ighalo says his Watford move has been completed

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:07pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Udinese striker Odion Ighalo has completed his loan move to Watford, according to the player.

Almunia offered contract by Cagliari

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Italian club Cagliari have reportedly offered a contract to former Hornets captain Manuel Almunia.

Watford still waiting for Paredes' international clearance

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Juan Carlos Paredes is set to join Watford. Picture: Action Images.

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Watford are still waiting for international clearance for new signing Juan Carlos Paredes but head coach Beppe Sannino insists the player is fully fit heading into the start of the Championship season.

Obi nets double for Red Devils

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:40pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Watford scholar Ogo Obi netted twice for Manchester United - where he is on trial - as the Red Devils began their defence of the Milk Cup with an impressive 11-0 win against Australian side Gold Coast Academy.

Young Hornets held by U's

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:02pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Watford Under-18s drew 1-1 against Oxford United Under-18s on Saturday, with Michael Folivi on target for the young Hornets.

Area final defeat for Harpenden

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:40pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Harpenden were beaten 44-36 by Barton-le-Clay in the area final of the national two fours.

School Games place for swimmer Parker

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Teenage swimmer Harry Parker has been selected to compete at this year's Sainsbury's School Games in September.

Saints season tickets valid at Harpenden Town

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:40pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

St Albans City season tickets will be valid for Harpenden Town’s South Midlands League and League Cup games this year.

Centurions flattened by Rhinos

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:23am Tuesday 29th July 2014

St Albans Centurions lost 52-38 to Eastern Rhinos in their final home game of the London Premiership season on Saturday.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Watford played their first ever game in Scotland 36 years ago today against Morton.

'We need a number nine and we will make sure we sign one'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:41pm Monday 28th July 2014

Robert Martinez has insisted Everton will sign a new striker before the start of the season – with Troy Deeney thought to be among their targets.

Ighalo set for Hornets medical on Tuesday

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:46am Monday 28th July 2014

Udinese forward Odion Ighalo says he will travel to Watford on Tuesday to undergo a medical ahead of a proposed loan move to Vicarage Road.

Dyche says Burnley can't afford to buy Deeney

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Picture: Holly Cant

1:04am Monday 28th July 2014

Sean Dyche has confirmed Burnley are no longer trying to sign Troy Deeney due to Watford’s valuation of the player.

Redknapp confirms Deeney talks

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Harry Redknapp's side have underachieved this term considering the investment made. Picture: Action Images

12:34am Monday 28th July 2014

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed he wants to sign Watford captain Troy Deeney.

Young Hornets lose opening Milk Cup match

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

2:20pm Monday 28th July 2014

Watford have lost their opening match at the 2014 Milk Cup in Northern Ireland, going down 2-0 against Brentford.

Hornets defender features on trial in Barnsley draw

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Reece Brown. Picture: Action Images

12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Watford defender Reece Brown played 90 minutes for Barnsley against Hull City on Saturday after joining the Tykes on trial last week.

Boreham Wood reduced ticket prices for Watford's friendly with Coventry City

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

11:40am Monday 28th July 2014

Ticket prices for Watford’s friendly against Coventry City at Boreham Wood on Wednesday have been reduced, with refunds available to those who have purchased in advance.

Watford youngster Obi included in Manchester United's Milk Cup squad

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:43am Monday 28th July 2014

Watford scholar Ogo Obi has been included in Manchester United’s squad for the Milk Cup which began yesterday.

'Keith Andrews has good personality and character'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Beppe Sannino has praised the character and personality of Keith Andrews following the Bolton Wanderers midfielder’s loan move to Watford.

Harpenden host annual seniors open

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:07pm Monday 28th July 2014

Harpenden Lawn Tennis Club hosted their 29th annual Open Seniors tournament.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

Sunday, July 28, 1940

Forestieri expected to resume light training tomorrow

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

8:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Fernando Forestieri is expected to resume light training tomorrow following his Achilles injury while Sean Murray should rejoin full training after overcoming an ankle problem.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Sunday 27th July 2014

Watford played Chelsea in a testimonial for Gary Porter 20 years ago today.

Sannino claims every player is potential starter

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

7:45pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Watford boss Beppe Sannino claims he doesn’t currently have a first-choice side and says every player has the potential to be included in the starting XI on the opening day of the Championship season.

UPDATE: Belkalem to leave Watford after agreeing a loan move to Trabzonspor

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Passion: Essaid Belkalem celebrates Algeria's progression to the second round. Picture: Action Images

5:54pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Hornets defender Essaid Belkalem is set to join Turkish side Trabzonspor on a one-year loan, the Watford Observer understands.

Battocchio scores twice as Watford score five at St Albans

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Cristian Battocchio's work rate and attitude has seen him become a fans' favourite at Watford. Picture: Holly Cant

5:01pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Troy Deeney was a second-half substitute as Watford cruised to a comfortable 5-0 win at St Albans City.

Saints braced for toughest pre-season test against Hornets

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

Newly promoted St Albans City are well into their pre-season schedule as they prepare to face their biggest test yet ahead of their upcoming Conference South campaign.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

Graham Taylor was a little "surprised" by the approach of Watford's pre-season opponents 17 years ago today.

Sannino knows Vydra's best position but is experimenting

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Beppe Sannino recognises Matej Vydra performs better through the middle but stressed he is using pre-season to experiment with the striker on the left.

Udinese striker in 'final negotiations' with Watford

St Albans & Harpenden Review: The Hornets are considering a move for Odion Ighalo. Picture: Action Images.

11:39am Friday 25th July 2014

Udinese striker Odion Ighalo says he is in the “final negotiations” over a move to Watford.

No bids accepted despite Deeney's absence

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Troy Deeney scores from the penalty spot. Picture: Holly Cant.

11:17am Friday 25th July 2014

The Watford Observer have been told the Hornets have still not accepted any bids for Troy Deeney despite his absence during last night’s game with Boreham Wood.

Hornets link with Wealdstone crucial, says Hughes

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Youth-team coach Dave Hughes says the relationship between the Hornets and Wealdstone is crucial in developing the Golden Boys’ young players.

'Troy is a big professional, as a man and as a player'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Beppe Sannino has praised Troy Deeney’s behaviour amid constant speculation surrounding his future.

We're improving step-by-step - Gomes

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:10am Friday 25th July 2014

Heurelho Gomes says Watford are improving “step-by-step” but admits the players are still “getting to know” one another after Thursday’s 1-0 win at Boreham Wood.

Watford will not be facing Osasuna tomorrow

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

1:39pm Friday 25th July 2014

Watford have confirmed they will only be playing St Albans City tomorrow.

St Albans tie with Hitchin

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:40am Friday 25th July 2014

St Albans dramatically tied with rivals Hitchin in their latest Herts Division One match.

Redford books place in national championship

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:10am Friday 25th July 2014

Harpenden's Tony Redford booked his place at the national championships in Leamington next month after winning the area final of the senior singles.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

Two 15 year olds played for Watford eight years ago today.

Sannino: When season starts we'll do our proper job

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:48pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Beppe Sannino says Watford will do their “proper job” when the Championship campaign begins on August 9 but was pleased the Hornets sent their fans home happy after a 1-0 friendly victory at Boreham Wood.

Deeney absent as Hornets overcome Wood

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:23pm Thursday 24th July 2014

With Troy Deeney absent, Matej Vydra gave Hornets fans a timely reminder of his goal-scoring capabilities as he netted the only goal in Watford’s 1-0 pre-season victory at Boreham Wood.

Deeney left out of Watford squad to face Boreham Wood

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

6:52pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Troy Deeney will not feature for Watford against Boreham Wood this evening, despite being included on the initial squad list to face Ian Allinson's side.

Watford have not accepted any Deeney bids despite another offer

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Troy Deeney will hope to find the net against lowly Barnsley this weekend: Dave Peters

2:13pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The Hornets have still not accepted any offers for Troy Deeney despite an increased bid from a Premier League side, the Watford Observer understands.

Andrews joins Hornets on loan

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:18pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Watford have signed midfielder Keith Andrews from Bolton Wanderers on a season-long loan deal.

Bawling expected to sign Crawley deal

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:25pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Former Watford winger Bobson Bawling is expected to sign a contract with League One side Crawley Town.

Hornets continue trend of high-profile pre-season opponents at Boreham Wood

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Watford manager Malky Mackay praises 'top talent' Matthew Whichelow. Picture: Action Images

3:58pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Watford will become the third visitors to Meadow Park this week as manager Ian Allinson puts his side through their paces ahead of the new season.

Boreham Wood set to face strong Hornets team

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:09am Thursday 24th July 2014

Boreham Wood will step up their preparation for the new season tonight when they host a strong Watford side.

Cents stage annual junior rugby festival

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

St Albans Centurions successfully held their annual mini and junior rugby league festival on Saturday at Toulmin Drive.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

Watford mdfielder Derek Payne achieved something unusual 19 years ago today.

Trialist starts for Watford during stalemate at Wealdstone

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Diego Fabbrini is a doubt for the weekend game against Charlton Athletic. Picture: Action Images

9:44pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A Watford development side were held to a goalless draw at Wealdstone tonight in front of the club’s owner Gino Pozzo and head coach Beppe Sannino.

Watford name Deeney captain

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Picture: Dave Peters

2:55pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Beppe Sannino has confirmed Troy Deeney is Watford's captain heading into the 2014/15 campaign.



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