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.

Watford hopeful of landing experienced midfielder on loan

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:26pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The Hornets are hopeful of signing experienced midfielder Keith Andrews on a season-long loan, the Watford Observer understands.

Obi features in United Under-18s' friendly win

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:51pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Watford’s schoolboy striker Ogo Obi played 33 minutes for Manchester United Under-18s in their 1-0 pre-season friendly victory over Trafford FC last night.

Fabbrini expected to feature as Watford face Wealdstone

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Picture: Holly Cant

11:36am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Diego Fabbrini is expected to be among the Watford first team players lining up against Wealdstone tonight.

Season finale in Futsal Fives League

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Ten weeks of fierce competition in Harpenden came to an end as the FA Futsal Fives League at Roundwood Park School reached its climax.

Double rink victory for St Albans

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

St Albans Ladies earned a 43-35 victory over North Mymms in the St Albans & District Ladies’ Bowling Association double rink competition.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Legendary Watford player Charlie White died prematurely 89 years ago today.

Wales inspires Saints to victory over Driver-less Harrow

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:28am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Steve Wales maintained his highly productive summer form on Tuesday by scoring a second brace in four days as St Albans City chalked up a third consecutive victory with an entertaining 2-1 win at the Earlsmead home of Isthmian League side Harrow Borough.

Injury update on Abdi, Murray, Forestieri and Cathcart

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Almen Abdi is ruled out of tomorrow's trip to Charlton Athletic. Picture: Holly Cant

5:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Almen Abdi is back in full training after missing Watford's last friendly due to illness but the club are still waiting to conclude assessments on Fernando Forestieri and Craig Cathcart's injuries.

Watford consider move for ex-Arsenal midfielder

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The Hornets are considering a move for former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong, the Watford Observer understands.

Watford reject another Leicester bid for Deeney

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Hot shot: Troy Deeney was the equal third highest scorer in the Football League last season. Picture: Holly Cant

9:50am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The Hornets have turned down another bid from Leicester City for striker Troy Deeney, which the Watford Observer understands was a £7.5m offer.

No let up in Championship as great World Cup unfolded

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

So the World Cup is over and Watford fans’ focus now turns to the 2014/15 Championship season. But those who were totally engrossed by the brilliant football spectacle in Brazil have missed a lot.

Verulam swimmers celebrate promotion

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Verulam Amateur Swimming Club have been promoted to Division One after the third round of the Peanuts League.

Townsend book place in county final

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Townsend’s team of Danny Macro and Andrew Briden have reached the final of the county pairs.

Blueboys ease past Eton Manor

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

2:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

London Colney eased to a 4-1 home friendly win over Eton Manor on Saturday.

Summer rugby sessions at Verulamians

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Verulamians RFC are starting youth summer rugby training on Thursday evenings for players in the Under-13 and Under-14 age groups.

Breen ready for first Commonwealth Games

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:39am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

St Albans disability sprinter Olivia Breen insists it is all systems go for the Commonwealth Games after a promising outing at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games in London.

Knockout fours defeat for Batchwood Hall

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:01am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Batchwood Hall Ladies lost in the district knockout fours to Rowley Lane 8-7 and overall to Townsend ladies in the triples league.

St Albans City appoint new goalkeeping coach

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:57am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

St Albans City have appointed Rhys Tom as their new goalkeeping coach.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A player who was part of a record-breaking Watford side was born 92 years ago today.

Watford turn down Leicester's bid for Deeney

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Letting fly: Troy Deeney scoring his fine goal against Burnley on Saturday. Picture: Holly Cant

8:13pm Monday 21st July 2014

Watford have rejected a £6.5m bid from Leicester City for striker Troy Deeney.

Watford enquiry for Leicester's King rejected

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

8:34pm Monday 21st July 2014

Watford have made an enquiry for Leicester City midfielder Andy King but were told he is not for sale.

Hornets to face Wood on Thursday

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

Watford will take on Conference South side Boreham Wood in a pre-season friendly at Meadow Park on Thursday evening.

Battocchio believes Hornets can challenge for automatic promotion

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

Work hard, improve during pre-season, tighten up in defence and create chances for Troy Deeney and Matej Vydra. If Watford are able to do that midfielder Cristian Battocchio believes the Hornets can challenge for automatic promotion in the Championship.

COMMENT: Watford have the squad and head coach to secure promotion

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Picture: Dave Peters

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Sitting in the pub on Thursday night, I found myself starting to explain to my friends why I thought Watford would secure promotion this season – it was a very persuasive argument if I do say so myself.

Ticket prices for Stones friendly reduced

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:41pm Monday 21st July 2014

Tickets for Watford Under-21s' pre-season friendly against Wealdstone on Wednesday have been reduced while the Hornets have confirmed tickets prices for the first-team's clash against St Albans on Saturday.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Monday 21st July 2014

A Watford player who featured alongside a Derby County legend was born 129 years ago today.

How Hornets' summer signings fared against Shrewsbury

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

6:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Six of the Hornets’ summer signings all featured in the 2-2 pre-season friendly draw against Shrewsbury Town. Sports reporter Adam Newson takes a look at how each of them got on at Greenhous Meadow.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Sunday 20th July 2014

Tony Coton joined Manchester City from Watford 24 years ago today.

Late goals cost ten-man Watford

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Fernando Forestieri scored for the Hornets in their friendly win. Picture: Holly Cant

5:06pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Ten-man Watford conceded two late goals as they drew 2-2 with Shrewsbury Town.

Faraoni rejoins Udinese

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:54pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Watford have confirmed wing-back Davide Faraoni has left the club and rejoined fellow Pozzo-owned side Udinese.

Rampant Saints smash eight past Wingate

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:06am Sunday 20th July 2014

St Albans City went on the rampage for the second time in five days when hammering Isthmian League side Wingate & Finchley 8-3 at Summers Lane in the searing heat of Saturday afternoon.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

Paul Furlong scored his first Watford goals 22 years ago today - in Dawlish.

UPDATED: St Albans to face Watford next weekend

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

1:53pm Friday 18th July 2014

Watford's first team will take on St Albans City on Saturday, July 26.

Tamas: 'Watford will have great season if players understand Sannino's message'

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Gabriel Tamas.jpg

7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

New signing Gabriel Tamas believes Watford will have a successful season if the players utilise Beppe Sannino’s knowledge and are able to follow his instructions.

Gala win for St Albans

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:40am Friday 18th July 2014

St Albans Under-9s North finished the season on a high after winning the Churwell Lions football gala.

Redbourn member Maddie Rolph stars on Herts Futures Tour

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:50am Friday 18th July 2014

Maddie Rolph won her second prize on the Herts Futures Tour after emerging as the Division One Nett winner at Stevenage Golf and Conference Centre.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Friday 18th July 2014

Watford Supporters' Club broke ranks 82 years ago today.

Hornets still searching for friendly opponent

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:28pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Watford have confirmed they are still looking for a pre-season friendly – or friendlies – next weekend.

Orient sign former Watford goalkeeper Woods

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:49am Thursday 17th July 2014

Leyton Orient have made former Watford goalkeeper Gary Woods their third summer signing and their second since the takeover by Francesco Becchetti.

London Colney to host Eton Manor friendly

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:50pm Thursday 17th July 2014

London Colney will host Eton Manor in their first home pre-season friendly this Saturday.

St Albans City Youth Girls hold Futsal Challenge Cup

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:50pm Thursday 17th July 2014

St Albans City Youth Girls held their Futsal Challenge Cup in Birmingham on Saturday.

Quarter-final win for Batchwood Hall's Horner

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:20am Thursday 17th July 2014

Batchwood Hall’s Kate Horner clinched a 21-13 win over Garston's Audrey Shuttleworth in the quarter-finals of the county unbadged singles.

On this date in Watford FC history

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

A tribunal decided the fee of Watford signing Keith Dublin 24 years ago today.

Watford confirm arrival of World Cup full back

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Juan Carlos Paredes AI.jpg

6:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Watford have confirmed the permanent signing of Ecuador full back Juan Carlos Paredes.

Season ticket sales closing in on 11,000 total

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:32pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Watford anticipate they will reach 11,000 season ticket holders in the coming days, a figure which will see the Hornets cap the number for the time being.

Watford Legends to face Amersham Town Vets

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:59pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A Watford Legends side will take on Amersham Town Vets at the club’s Spratley’s Meadow ground on Sunday, July 27.

Ladies captain leads team to mixed triples competition

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:50pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

St Albans held a mixed triples round robin competition on Sunday.

Wimbledon spot for teenager Wilkinson

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:40am Wednesday 16th July 2014

St Albans teenager James Wilkinson won an East of England qualifier to reach the national finals of the HSBC Road to Wimbledon competition.

Townsend reach Top Club final

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:20am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Townsend reached the final of the Top Club competition after winning at defending national and county champions Garston.



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