Adios Quique Flores but Watford Have Big Plans

Jonathan Brick | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Sport
Jonathan Brick

If it really is the Premier League's worst-kept secret, then it's a sorry curtain that descends on a great season. Quique Sanchez Flores is a descendent of a famous ballerina. His godfather was the supremely brilliant Alfredo di Stefano. He knows what it takes to entertain.

Neville for England? Not Any More

Matthew Smith | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

People continue to parade Hodgson's constant selection of Rooney as evidence he is out of touch - ignoring the fact he also gave England debuts to Kane, Vardy, Drinkwater, Shaw, and Stones. And the fact Rooney is captain, and really quite good. If it ain't broke, don't fix it - particularly if you have some fairly stable glue to hand already.

The FA Cup Is a Stranger Beast Than Normal This Year

Matthew Smith | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

The FA Cup is a stranger beast than normal this year - in most cases, a semi-final line up where only one of the five is counted among the traditional big boys, and a quarter-final where both Arsenal and Chelsea were comprehensively beaten, would make for a major shock that would be talked about for days.

FA Cup Fifth Round: A shock would be more shocking than ever

Matthew Smith | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

With plans possibly afoot to kill off FA Cup replays and play games midweek in order to increase English chances in Europe and in international tournaments, we should enjoy the cup in its current form. Although looking ahead, I'm not seeing too many possible shocks.

Quarter Season Predictions 2015/16: Premier League

Matthew Smith | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

As has so often been proven, making pre-season predictions about league football is the most certain way for a journalist, blogger or pundit to make an absolute fool of themselves. Placing your words and reputation on the line before a ball has been kicked is, in 90% of cases, a true recipe for disaster.

Pozzo Gamble Feeds the Family

Matt Churchill | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Sport
Matt Churchill

So it was, on a sunny Saturday in Brighton, that Watford clinched promotion back to the 'Promised Land'. With late Rotherham and Fulham goals meaning ...

Super Kev Calls It A Day At 40 (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Sport

Kevin Phillips has announced will retire from professional football after his final match on Saturday. The 40-year-old will make one last appearanc...

Commentator Condemns Immigration Officials' 'Terrifying' Search Of Family Home

Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

Activist and campaigner Mo Ansar has recounted the "terrifying" moment when immigration officials searched his family's home. Mr Ansar, who has wri...

Road Closed Over Sinkhole Fears

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK

A road in Watford has closed amid fears a a sinkhole exists deep under the surface, after a gap appeared in St John's Road. Preliminary investigati...

Officers Leave 'Cagney And Lacey' Note To Drunk Man

The Huffington Post UK | Cassandra Ward | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The Chief Inspector for Watford Police has praised officers for the ‘light-hearted’ way they dealt with an inebriated man staggering home from Wat...

Watford U-19s Walk Off Over Racism Accusations In Italy

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

A Watford youth side was ordered off the pitch by its coach after an incident of racist abuse during an under-19 tournament in Italy. The Watford s...

Broken (Motionhouse) - Review

Paul Hewitt | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paul Hewitt

Last night, I found myself in the most unlikely of places, Watford. A friend asked me to join him for an evening of dance at the Watford Palace. This wasn't just dance, it was an earth-shattering work of art, entitled Broken by dance company Motionhouse.

Tube Passenger Arrested For 'Racist Rant'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

A Tube passenger who allegedly used vile racist language on board a Bakerloo line train has been arrested, police had confirmed. Thr 52-year-old ma...

Bye Bye Bilderberg - It's Been Emotional...

Ellen Grace Jones | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Politics
Ellen Grace Jones

Come out Bilderbergers, your time is up! So used to operating under the cover of darkness, away from the glare of media lenses and public scrutiny. Not any more: haha! As the last Mercedes slunk through the Grove gates on Sunday, escorting the final delegate home, I basked in what had been a weekend scoring a twofold triumph.

Bilderberg: Day Two

Ellen Grace Jones | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Politics
Ellen Grace Jones

Hundreds of activists, concerned citizens and media rubbed shoulders within the entrance area of the Grove specifically allocated by Watford authorities to house them. News that David Cameron was to arrive that afternoon was the hot topic of the day and whilst unexpected, the reactions drew major eyerolls, suspicion, scorn and downright anger.

Bilderberg: Day One

Ellen Grace Jones | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Politics
Ellen Grace Jones

IF you go down to the Grove today you're in for a big surprise... It's day one of Bilderberg. For the diehards - it's THE day to go to snatch the chance to witness a passing delegate zipping through the gates in a blackened Mercedes up to their weekend lair. Could it be Kissinger? Or did those mysterious silhouetted jowls belong to LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman?

Super Kev Sends Palace Up

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Sport

Kevin Phillips ended his personal Play-off final curse to hit the winner as Crystal Palace won promotion to the Barclays Premier League with a victory...

Ferguson's Retirement Does Not Mean the End For the Old Fashioned Manager

Matt Clough | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Sport
Matt Clough

Amidst the drama and contrasting emotions of the final day of the Championship season, a curious antithesis between eventually promoted Hull City and play-off bound Watford became apparent.

Brentford-Doncaster All Over Again

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Sport

Brentford and Doncaster Rovers delivered a final day finale to rival Michael Thomas' winner in 1989, Jimmy Glass saving Carlisle in 1999 and Sergio Ag...

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 1 April - 7 April 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Emerging Icons like to get all you new music fans fully prepared for the fantastic gigs coming to a town near you. We let you know which five are the most unmissable of the whole bunch, so you can get them added to your personal gig calendar.

Mila Kunis: Not Another Bloody Girl-Next-Door

India Ross | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
India Ross

An eruption of arbitrary internet love for one unwitting individual is a disturbingly common event. And the trend du jour, one can't help but notice, is for the 'charismatic young woman' - a title which by its very existence is a collective face-palm for feminists everywhere.

Host Given Curfew And Community Order After 1000 Revellers Crash Facebook Party

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK

A man has admitted causing a public nuisance after more than 1,000 people turned up to his 21st birthday party, which had been posted on Twitter and F...

GALLERY: New Hornets Boss Zola's English Football Career

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Sport

Gianfranco Zola has finally been announced as Watford's new manager, taking over from the sacked Sean Dyche. The Italian, who was fired as West Ham...

Watford Striker Deeney Jailed 10 Months

PA | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Sport

A soccer star who took part in a savage attack on a group of students outside a nightclub has been jailed for 10 months. Watford FC striker Troy De...

Teacher Nominated For Award Compiled Staff 'Fit List' With Students

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A teacher who compiled a "fit list" with his students, which ranked his fellow staff according to their looks and bodies, will continue in the profess...