AFC Wimbledon: It's the day of the Shea

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9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Since being handed the number one shirt at AFC Wimbledon, James Shea has gone from strength to strength – and the stopper knows who is responsible.

Hornets make Ighalo switch permanent

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7:48pm Friday 24th October 2014

Watford have completed the permanent signing of Udinese forward Odion Ighalo on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Where are the other Pozzo signings?

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5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Since taking over Watford in 2012 the Pozzos have brought 37 players to the club either on permanent transfers or loans. 

Vydra as good - if not better - than in his first spell at Watford

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12:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

Matej Vydra is as good – if not better – than the player who left Watford 17 months ago according to his good friend Daniel Pudil.

Zola tells Jokanovic: 'You are in the right place at the right time'

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7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Slavisa Jokanovic spoke to former Watford head coach Gianfranco Zola about taking charge of the Hornets and was told “you are in the right place at the right time”.

Allardyce: Song can be our Yaya Toure

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10:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

Sam Allardyce believes on-loan midfielder Alex Song will be a "Yaya Toure-type signing" for West Ham this season.

Mimms is Hammers' new goalkeeper coach

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11:32am Friday 24th October 2014

Bobby Mimms has been appointed as West Ham’s new goalkeeper coach.

Port Vale v Leyton Orient preview

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9:30am Friday 24th October 2014

Leyton Orient will attempt to extend their unbeaten away record this weekend at Port Vale and build on Tuesday's win at Doncaster Rovers.

Middlesbrough v Watford betting preview

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8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Watford look over-priced to claim a win at promotion rivals Middlesbrough this weekend.

Corinthian Casuals: Byatt makes his point

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2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Corinthian Casuals striker Jamie Byatt sent a message to boss Matt Howard on Saturday – do not leave me out again.

Met Police: Charles can keep the Blues firing

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11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Met Police boss Jimmy Cooper is hoping striker Michael Charles can continue his fine start to the Ryman Premier League season.

Sutton & Epsom: If the mentality's right, why change it?

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6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Sutton & Epsom head coach Jeff Parsons believes the club is in a good place after a tough start to the season.

On this date in Watford FC history

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5:30am Friday 24th October 2014

Watford beat Notts County 22 years ago today on a dark day for Nigel Gibbs.

Abdi out of Boro trip but Andrews and Cathcart available

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5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Almen Abdi will miss Saturday’s trip to Middlesbrough with a shoulder injury but Keith Andrews and Craig Cathcart are available for selection after recovering from calf problems.

Tozser: Jokanovic is a calm and clear communicator'

This Is Local London:

2:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Daniel Tozser has praised Slavisa Jokanovic's clear and calm communication.

Da-Silva-Lopes goal helps Posh overcome young Hornets

This Is Local London:

11:54am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Watford Under-18s suffered a 1-0 defeat against Peterborough United in the Youth Alliance South East Division on Tuesday.

Carroll returns to West Ham training

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11:43am Thursday 23rd October 2014

West Ham United forward Andy Carroll has returned to first-team training, a tweet from the club's Twitter account has revealed.

Orient midfielder Jack Price returns to Wolves after injury

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5:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Leyton Orient midfielder Jack Price has returned to Wolves after suffering an ankle injury at Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night.

Leyton Orient to feature in Italian TV documentary

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12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Leyton Orient have confirmed the club will feature in a new documentary which will be aired on Italian TV.

Orient midfielder Bartley insists Kevin Nugent deserved breakthough league win

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9:26am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Marvin Bartley believes Kevin Nugent deserved to get off the mark as interim boss for all the hard work he has put in at the club since taking the job.

When players drinking and smoking was commomplace

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9:19am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Our former assistant editor continues his story of the 2000/01 season by reflecting when footballers had a more ‘relaxed’ approach to their physical well being.

Deeming completes hat-trick of Challenge Cup wins

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4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Mark Deeming recorded a hat-trick of wins when he lifted the prestigious Roberts Challenge Cup in the 36-hole final at Woodford Golf Club on Saturday.

Southern Zone National Karate Squad help UK win Goju Cup

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4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The UK National Shodokan Karate Squad, Southern Zone, have returned from the Goju Cup in Hungary with seven medals, helping the UK to claim victory in the competition for the first time.

Chigwell School Under-14 girls to represent Essex in regionals

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2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Chigwell School’s Under-14s girls’ hockey team will represent Essex in the regional finals next month after finishing as runners-up in the county tournament.

Walton Casuals: Trophy win is just reward for Stags graft

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1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Caretaker boss Anthony Gale says reaching the FA Trophy first qualifying round is reward for those who have keot the faith at Waterside Drive, writes Kane Brooker.

Crostyx men go down 6-3 to Pelicans

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12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Crostyx men’s Firsts were unable to build on their first win of the season against Colchester at the weekend as they slumped to a 6-3 defeat to Pelicans.

Wapping men beat England coach's St Albans side

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10:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Wapping men’s Firsts picked up a 4-2 win over St Albans, who are managed by England and Great Britain head coach Andy Halliday.

Old Loughts move off the bottom

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8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Old Loughtonians men’s Firsts moved off the bottom of the NOW: Pensions Conference East by beating Richmond 1-0 on Sunday.

On this date in Watford FC history

This Is Local London:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Watford came from 3-0 down with 20 minutes remaining to beat Bolton Wanderers 21 years ago today.

AFC Wimbledon: Ardley happy with a "full-bloodied" point against Plymouth Argyle

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10:35am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Neal Ardley admitted most of his Dons stars had an off-day in the 0-0 draw against Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday night, but he was comfortable with his point.

AUDIO: Abdi suffers shoulder problem and Deeney not ready to start

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6:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Slavisa Jokanovic confirmed Almen Abdi picked up a shoulder injury in last night’s 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest and the Hornets head coach said Troy Deeney needs a little bit more time before he returns to the starting XI.

Who was your man-of-the-match against Forest?

This Is Local London:

3:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Some of Watford's attacking play during the first half of yesterday's match with Nottingham Forest was scintillating and it resulted in several fine attacking performances. But who was your stand-out performer for the Hornets?

AUDIO: Watford will be competing for promotion at end of season

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12:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Steve Wigley says Watford are one of the best sides Nottingham Forest have played this season and believes they are capable of sustaining their promotion challenge.

HIGHLIGHTS: Hornets' 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest

This Is Local London:

12:24pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Watch highlights of Watford's 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest here.

'Watford's players tried to win the game with their hearts and not their minds'

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12:46am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Watford’s players tried to win tonight’s match against Nottingham Forest with their hearts and not their minds and that is why they had to settle for a 2-2 draw, according to Hornets head coach Slavisa Jokanovic.

'A good point' for Forest

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12:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Steve Wigley felt Nottingham Forest’s 2-2 at Watford tonight was “a good point” and claimed his side looked the more likely winners in the closing stages.

Interim Orient boss Nugent believes the O's are starting to gel under him

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12:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Kevin Nugent believes his side are starting to gel and expects Leyton Orient to keep improving after he picked up his first league win as interim manager.

Nugent pays tribute to loyal Orient fans after Doncaster victory

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1:26am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Kevin Nugent admitted he was most pleased for the loyal Leyton Orient supporters that travelled to Doncaster after he picked up his first league win as interim manager. 

Epping and Upper Clapton beat Maldon to record back-to-back wins

This Is Local London:

6:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Epping and Upper Clapton recorded back-to-back victories in the Essex League 1 by beating Maldon 35-13 on Saturday.

EMWA score 13 in Wanstead United rout

This Is Local London:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The latest action from the Essex Sunday Corinthian Football League.

Last-gap Abbotts deny Redbridge win

This Is Local London:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Waltham Abbey stole a point at Redbridge on Tuesday night with a last-minute equaliser.

Wood earns first Elite England Women's call

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2:58pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Leytonstone-born Lucie Wood says she owes all her rugby success to first club Eton Manor after being called into the Elite England Women’s squad for the first time.

Byrne lands fourth Superbikes title at Brands Hatch

This Is Local London:

1:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Shane Byrne celebrated his fourth British Superbike title success in style by winning the final race of the weekend at his home circuit Brands Hatch.

On this date in Watford FC history

This Is Local London:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Watford's forerunners Watford Rovers recorded their first FA Cup win 127 years ago today.

Hornets knocked off top spot after Forest draw

This Is Local London:

9:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Watford have been replaced by Derby County at the top of the Championship after the Hornets were pegged back twice by Nottingham Forest in a 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road tonight.

HALF-TIME: Forest fortunate to be level and still have 11 men on the pitch

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9:02pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Nottingham Forest are fortunate to go into half-time with Watford level on the score-sheet and they are arguably lucky to still have 11 men on the pitch heading into the second period.

Discuss the action as Watford welcome Forest

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6:00pm Tuesday 21st October 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.

Jokanovic believes Watford possess stronger 'offensive weapons' than Forest

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3:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Watford head coach Slavisa Jokanovic has acknowledged the threat Britt Assombalonga poses his former club tonight but believes the Hornets have the stronger "offensive weapons" heading into the clash with Nottingham Forest.

Opposition profile: Nottingham Forest

This Is Local London:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Nottingham Forest finally lost their first Championship game of the season last weekend, courtesy of a 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City.

Leyton Orient pick up vital Doncaster win

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9:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Leyton Orient claimed their first League 1 win under interim boss Kevin Nugent after a 2-0 victory at Doncaster this evening.



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