On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Watford sold Billy Jennings to West Ham United for a then club record fee 40 years ago today.

UPDATED: Watford to appoint Dowling as Nani's replacement

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Giampaolo Pozzo (right) with Gian Luca Nani. Picture: Holly Cant

11:15pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The Watford Observer can confirm that Luke Dowling will be the man to replace Gian Luca Nani at Vicarage Road.

Goalkeeping coach appears to confirm place of Garcia's staff

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:21pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Goalkeeping coach Ruben Martinez appears to have confirmed he has joined Oscar Garcia’s coaching staff at Watford.

Agent: 'First team football main reason Rosenthal wanted to leave Watford'

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Under-21s game to be played behind closed doors

7:18pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Tom Rosenthal's agent has stressed the attacking midfielder left Watford to secure regular first team football and not because of an ill family member.

Nani resigns as technical director

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Picture: Holly Cant

5:46pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Watford's technical director Gian Luca Nani has resigned after admitting he has been considering his position for some time.

Sannino thanks Hornets' fans for 'beautiful and incredible experience'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:47pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Beppe Sannino has posted a message of thanks to Hornets' fans through his official Facebook page, promising to carry Watford supporters "forever" in his heart after being made to feel like "one of the family".

Watch the pick of Watford's goals from August

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:01pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

In climbing to second place in the Championship standings, Watford have have netted 13 goals in August - the most in the division.

Garcia: 'I come back to England to help Watford achieve their goals'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:48pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Oscar Garcia is the first Watford boss to use Twitter and he has wasted no time in posting his first message, and selfie, as Hornets boss.

Andrews: Garcia and Sannino are 'polar opposites'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:44am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Watford midfielder Keith Andrews believes new head coach Oscar Garcia and his predecessor, Beppe Sannino, are "polar opposites" and believes the Spaniard is a "very good appointment".

Garcia confirmed as new Hornets boss

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:33am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Oscar Garcia's appointment as Watford's new head coach has now been confirmed by the Hornets.

Garcia appointed as Watford's new head coach

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:05am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The Watford Observer can confirm the Hornets have reached an agreement with Oscar Garcia for the Spaniard to become their new head coach and it will be announced later today.

St Albans relegated after Dunstable loss

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

St Albans were relegated from Herts Division One after their eight-wicket defeat to Dunstable on Saturday.

Batchwood Hall edge to home win

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:10pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Batchwood Hall ladies welcomed St Albans to their new look bowls green and pavilion and the hosts edged to a 66-65 victory.

Townsend bowler Macro beaten in national semi-finals

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:10pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Townsend bowler Danny Macro lost in the semi-finals of the national championships at Leamington Spa.

These Juanfran puns are all excellent, but which Juan is the best?

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:53pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Whether he is the Juan that you want or the Juan that got away, no player linked with a move to Watford has captured the imaginations of the Hornets fanbase like Juanfran.

Blueboys edge to FA Cup win

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:18am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

London Colney will travel to Brentwood in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup after they edged to a 2-1 win at Maldon & Tiptree on Saturday.

Goalkeeping coaching centre being launched at Nicholas Breakspear

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Richard Lee is opening a new goalkeeping academy next month: Holly Cant

11:08am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A goalkeeping coaching centre is being launched at Nicholas Breakspear school.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Today is the 34th anniversary of one of the most famous results in Watford's history.

Watford reluctantly allow Rosenthal to sign first pro deal with Belgian club

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Under-21s game to be played behind closed doors

11:22pm Monday 1st September 2014

Watford say they reluctantly allowed talented youngster Tom Rosenthal to join SV Zulte Waregem in a permanent deal so he could be near a close family member who is ill in Belgium.

Not the Juan this time around but Hornets secure deal for next summer

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:42pm Monday 1st September 2014

Watford were unable to secure a deal for Juanfran before tonight’s 11pm transfer window deadline but have reached an agreement to sign the player next summer.

Reasons why Sannino departed Watford

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:26pm Monday 1st September 2014

The resignation of Beppe Sannino will surprise many in English football, with Watford second in the Championship, but his departure had nothing to do with the club's results or player power.

'Sannino was a Jekyll and Hyde personality but I admired him'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

6:28pm Monday 1st September 2014

Keith Andrews has described Beppe Sannino as a 'Jekyll and Hyde' type personality but was also keen to stress his admiration for the Italian.

Garcia leaning towards joining Watford

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:21pm Monday 1st September 2014

With both the Hornets and Leeds United interested in appointing Oscar Garcia as head coach, our sister paper The Argus says the Spaniard is leaning towards joining Watford.

Sannino departs with favourable win record

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:33am Monday 1st September 2014

Beppe Sannino has left the Vicarage Road hot seat with the fourth-best league win percentage of any permanent, post-war Watford manager, following his eight-and-a-half months as head coach.

Watford one of three clubs in talks with Garcia

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:48am Monday 1st September 2014

If Watford do decide they want to hire Oscar Garcia as Beppe Sannino's replacement, we have been told they will face competition from two other clubs for the Spaniard's services.

Watford bid for Juanfran

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:41am Monday 1st September 2014

The Hornets have submitted a £1.2m bid for Real Betis’ versatile player Juanfran, the Watford Observer understands.

Watch highlights from Watford's 4-2 win against Huddersfield Town

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:49am Monday 1st September 2014

Watch highlights of Beppe Sannino’s final match in charge of the Hornets, Saturday's 4-2 win against Huddersfield Town at Vicarage Road.

Hatfield clinch semi-final victory

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Hatfield ladies won their St Albans & District semi-finals.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

Crowd trouble marred Watford's victory over West Ham United 35 years ago today.

Garcia one of three candidates to replace Sannino at Watford

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Picture: Action Images

11:01pm Sunday 31st August 2014

The Hornets are currently speaking to three different men about the vacant head coach position and one of those is ex-Brighton & Hove Albion manager Oscar Garcia, the Watford Observer understands.

Sannino: I resigned for the benefit of myself and Watford

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Beppe Sannino. Picture: Holly Cant

10:18pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Beppe Sannino stated he resigned as Watford’s head coach for the benefit of himself and the club and said “I feel I have gone as far as I can”.

Watford confirm Sannino has resigned

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Picture: Action Images

8:12pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Watford have confirmed Beppe Sannino has resigned as head coach and released a statement with comments from the Italian, which can be read here.

Sannino has resigned as Watford's head coach

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Picture: Dave Peters

7:49pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Beppe Sannino has resigned as the Hornets’ head coach, the Watford Observer understands.

Hornets to asses Munari injury today

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Watford will today asses the injury Gianni Munari suffered in the 4-2 win against Huddersfield Town yesterday.

BALLOT: Who was your Hornets' star performer in Terriers win?

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Troy Deeney was named the official man of the match following ten-man Watford's 4-2 victory over Huddersfield Town at Vicarage Road yesterday, but who was your top Hornets performer?

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

Watford thumped Southampton in their first ever away game in the top flight 32 years ago today.

Sutton leave Saints on the rocks as owner takes Ice Bucket Challenge

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:41am Sunday 31st August 2014

St Albans City were sunk by a flood of goals in going down 4-2 to Sutton United on Saturday while club owner Lawrence Levy was drenched by the dreaded ice bucket challenge during a bizarre day at Clarence Park.

Sannino has not asked Watford to clarify his future

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:18pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Watford head coach Beppe Sannino says he has not asked the club to clarify if his future is in doubt because he believes “the results are speaking clearly”.

Sannino: 'I saw my face on the pitch'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

8:10pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Beppe Sannino described Watford’s display in their 4-2 win over Huddersfield Town as having feeling, passion and heart and the Hornets head coach felt his personality was reflected in his side's battling performance.

'Mass disappointment' for 'magnificent' Terriers against 'really top' Hornets side

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

7:43pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Mark Lillis was proud of the Huddersfield Town players for their display at Vicarage Road this afternoon but he couldn’t hide his disappointment following the 4-2 defeat against ten-man Watford.

Ten-man Hornets dig deep to fight off Terriers challenge

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:16pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Whatever happens to Watford between now and the end of the season, the second half at Vicarage Road this afternoon is likely to be remembered for a long time as the Hornets called on all their battling qualities to beat Huddersfield Town 4-2 after playing out the last 25 minutes with ten men.

HALF-TIME: Deeney's excellent form continues as Watford lead

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:53pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Troy Deeney was at his devastating best during the first half against Huddersfield Town and his goal – his 12th in the last 12 home matches – means Watford currently lead 1-0 at half-time.

Discuss the action as Watford welcome Huddersfield

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:29pm Saturday 30th 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.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

Tommy Smith re-joined Watford from Derby County eight years ago today.

No excuses if Hornets' promotion bid fails, says Deeney

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Hornets captain Troy Deeney says Watford can have no excuses if they fail to secure promotion to the Premier League this season.

Deeney discusses his potential departure from Watford and new contract

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:30am Friday 29th August 2014

Troy Deeney's honesty is what continues to make him a superb interview and it would have been easy for the striker to toe the party line when asked about the events which led to him signing a new four-year contract at Watford this week. But he didn't.

Sannino hopes 'Vydra of two years ago can come back'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Beppe Sannino hopes “the Matej Vydra of two years ago can come back” after the striker produced another ineffective display during Watford’s 2-1 defeat against Doncaster Rovers.

Embarrassing Huddersfield defeat will provide motivation

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

The last time Watford took on Huddersfield Town Beppe Sannino says he was embarrassed. It’s that feeling the Hornets head coach hopes will motivate his players against the Terriers tomorrow.

Watford v Huddersfield Town betting preview

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Watford are odds on favourites to continue their impressive start to the Championship season at home to struggling Huddersfield Town.

Townsend host annual London Scottish and District match

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:20pm Friday 29th August 2014

Townsend hosted the annual match between London Scottish and the District.



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