Watford wary of rushing Deeney back into starting XI

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5:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

Slavisa Jokanovic is wary of rushing Troy Deeney back into Watford's starting XI following a month out with a hamstring injury.

Hornets' preparation and recovery better than Premier League clubs

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4:32pm Monday 20th October 2014

Keith Andrews says Watford’s owners help the Hornets’ players prepare and recover for matches as well, if not better, than clubs the midfielder has played for in the Premier League.

Ardley has no complaints after AFC Wimbledon are shut out by Wycombe Wanderers

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1:41pm Monday 20th October 2014

Dons boss Neal Ardley left Wycombe Wanderers with no goals and no points, but also no complaints.

Ighalo: Every manager will do well with our squad

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11:56am Monday 20th October 2014

Odion Ighalo says Watford’s players "don't really care" who the club’s head coach is and believes the Hornets squad is good enough to challenge for promotion no matter who is in charge.

Hammers linked with Lingard

This Is Local London:

1:13pm Monday 20th October 2014

West Ham are one of several Premier League clubs being linked with a move for Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard.

Leyton Orient interim boss admits side are in a relegation battle

This Is Local London:

11:50am Monday 20th October 2014

Leyton Orient interim manager Kevin Nugent has admitted his side are involved in a relegation battle.

AUDIO: Bassong can become a very important player for Watford

This Is Local London:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

New Watford head coach Slavisa Jokanovic believes loanee Sebastien Bassong could become a very important player for the Hornets in the coming months.

Warlingham topple league leaders London Cornish

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12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Joe McEvoy was the hero of the hour after his final penalty kick of the game edged Warlingham past London Cornish, the early leaders of London Division Two South West, 16-15.

Rosslyn Park keep pace with the league leaders

This Is Local London:

12:05pm Monday 20th October 2014

Rosslyn Park scored seven tries – some of them real crackers – in a vastly entertaining 49-26 win over Wharfedale on Saturday.

On this date in Watford FC history

This Is Local London:

5:30am Monday 20th October 2014

Watford signed Cliff Holton from Arsenal 56 years ago today.

Second half Aldershot display a positive for Dartford boss

This Is Local London:

11:09am Monday 20th October 2014

Dartford manager Tony Burman was disappointed after being held to a 1-1 draw by Aldershot Town at Princes Park on Saturday - but pleased with his side’s second half response.

Honours shared between Dartford and Aldershot

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9:23am Monday 20th October 2014

Andy Pugh earned Dartford a hard-fought point against Aldershot Town at Princes Park on Saturday.

VIDEO: Watch highlights as the Hornets go top of the table

This Is Local London:

1:30pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Watford's third successive win at Hillsborough saw Slavisa Jokanovic's reign as head coach get off to a victorious start and sent the Hornets top of the Championship yesterday.

BALLOT: Who was your Watford man-of-the-match against Sheffield Wednesday?

This Is Local London:

7:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Watford produced arguably their most complete performance of the season at Sheffield Wednesday. Several players impressed in the 3-0 victory but who was your man of the match?

Strike trio seal points for birthday boy Allardyce

This Is Local London:

12:47am Sunday 19th October 2014

West Ham United handed manager Sam Allardyce the perfect 60th birthday present by climbing into fourth place in the Premier League with a 3-1 win at Burnley on Saturday.

Hammers up to fourth after Burnley win

This Is Local London: Sam Allardyce will be allowed to begin his fourth season in charge at Upton Park. Picture: Action Images

12:20pm Sunday 19th October 2014

West Ham United climbed up to fourth in the Premier League after a 3-1 win at Burnley.

Cinders ignite but Club only singed!

6:10pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Blackheath hang on despite Cinderford fight-back

Bad week for the Bellegrove

3:35pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The second week of the South London & Kent Pool Alliance winter season and it will be one that the Bellegrove Social Club will want to forget, as all three teams based there suffered big defeats.

On this date in Watford FC history

This Is Local London:

5:30am Sunday 19th October 2014

A player made his second Watford start almost ten years after his debut in a cup tie against Luton Town 104 years ago today.

AFC Wimbledon: Who will step into Dannie's boots?

This Is Local London:

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Dons boss Neal Ardley will be without his midfield enforcer this weekend, but one man’s misfortune is another man’s opportunity.

Difficult to judge how good Watford can become, says Jokanovic

This Is Local London:

7:07pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Slavisa Jokanovic believes his Watford reign got off to the perfect start at Sheffield Wednesday and says he doesn’t yet know how good his Hornets side can become.

Gray: Watford's first goal 'blatantly' offside

This Is Local London:

6:49pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray believes Matej Vydra was “blatantly” offside for Watford’s opening goal this afternoon.

Debut win for Jokanovic sends Watford top of the table

This Is Local London: Matej Vydra scores against Sheffield Wednesday. Picture: Action Images

5:07pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A Matej Vydra-inspired Watford ensured Slavisa Jokanovic started his Hornets’ reign with a 3-0 victory at Sheffield Wednesday as the Hornets went top of the Championship.

HALF TIME: Hornets lead at Wednesday as Ighalo and Abdi strike

This Is Local London:

4:01pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Watford have made a bright start to Slavisa Jokanovic’s reign. The Hornets lead 2-0 at half time of their match with Sheffield Wednesday thanks to goals from Odion Ighalo and Almen Abdi.

Discuss the action as Watford travel to Sheffield Wednesday

This Is Local London:

10:00am Saturday 18th 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.

Kevin Nugent confirms he is Leyton Orient's interim manager

This Is Local London: Kevin Nugent is taking care of the O’s

9:12pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Kevin Nugent has confirmed he is Leyton Orient's interim manager but insists he does not fear the possibility of reverting back to assistant coach if the club wants to replace him. 

Leyton Orient bring in giant Italian striker Plasmati

This Is Local London:

7:03pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Leyton Orient have completed the signing of experienced Italian striker Gianvito Plasmati.

Winless home run extended after Orient held by MK Dons

This Is Local London: Jon Stead in action against Leyton Orient

6:11pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Leyton Orient are still without a win at home this season after a 0-0 draw against MK Dons this afternoon.

Orient target first home win of the season

This Is Local London: Shaun Batt should feature for the O's this weekend: Rob Newell

2:47pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Leyton Orient will attempt to win their first home game of the season this afternoon when they host MK Dons.

Opposition profile: Sheffield Wednesday

This Is Local London:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

The international break will have given manager Stuart Gray an opportunity to ponder the form of Sheffield Wednesday, currently sitting in ninth place.

On this date in Watford FC history

This Is Local London:

5:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

Elton John officially opened the Rous Stand ahead of a Watford win over Aston Villa 28 years ago today.

AFC Wimbledon: Goals galore - but it is at both ends

This Is Local London:

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

AFC Wimbledon may be exciting going forward, so now Neal Ardley is turning his attention to making them miserly at the back.

Dowling on his rise from non-league to Watford

This Is Local London:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

If becoming Watford’s sporting director didn’t pose a big enough challenge, having three head coaches in his first five weeks was certainly a baptism of fire for Luke Dowling.

Sheffield Wednesday v Watford betting preview

This Is Local London:

2:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

Watford look a big price to make a winning start under new coach Slavisa Jokanovic at Sheffield Wednesday this weekend.

Hornets playing style has been unaffected

This Is Local London:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Joel Ekstrand says the Watford squad have managed to maintain their passing playing style despite the club’s several managerial changes this season.

Managerial changes haven't had big impact on players, says Ekstrand

This Is Local London:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Joel Ekstrand claims the number of managerial changes at Watford will not have a negative impact on the team heading into tomorrow’s match with Sheffield Wednesday.

Rosslyn Park prepare for another tough test in National League One

This Is Local London:

8:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Rosslyn Park exorcised a demon last Saturday when they recorded their first win at Blaydon’s Crow Trees ground since league rugby union began.

Leyton Orient v MK Dons preview

This Is Local London:

10:30am Friday 17th October 2014

Leyton Orient interim boss Kevin Nugent insists his side are focused on getting off the mark at home this weekend when they host in-form MK Dons. 

Old Loughts Ladies thrash Norwich Dragons

This Is Local London:

7:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Old Loughtonians Ladies rose to seconds in the East Women’s League Premier with a 7-2 thrashing of Norwich Dragons.

Former Belgian international helps Wapping to Harleston draw

This Is Local London:

3:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Former Belgian junior international Felix Styles helped secure a draw on his debut for Wapping Men’s Firsts in their 2-2 draw with Harleston Magpies.

Esher: Schmid wants to banish away day hoodoo to keep touch with leaders Ealing

This Is Local London:

1:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Director of rugby Mike Schmid says Esher must break their away day hoodoo to keep touch with National Division One title favourites Ealing Trailfinders

Feldman double helps Crostyx Ladies to win

This Is Local London:

1:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Crostyx Ladies’ Firsts were 3-2 winners at Bromley and Beckenham after picking up their second win of the campaign, with Anna Feldman to the fore.

Crostyx Men claim first win of the season

This Is Local London:

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Crostyx Men’s Firsts picked up their first win of the new season on Saturday by beating Colchester 2-1 after three narrow defeats to open the new season.

Greengate extend lead at the summit

This Is Local London:

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

All the latest action from the Essex Sunday Corinthian Football League.

On this date in Watford FC history

This Is Local London:

5:30am Friday 17th October 2014

Keith Millen was to make his final Watford appearance 16 years ago today.

Tubbs-thumping Dons can break new ground

This Is Local London:

2:11pm Thursday 16th October 2014

AFC Wimbledon stand on the brink of a milestone this season, and hitman Matt Tubbs can see success on the horizon.

Jokanovic denies he was interviewed by Watford seven weeks ago

This Is Local London:

8:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The Watford Observer understands Slavisa Jokanovic was interviewed for the Hornets' head coach position almost seven weeks ago when the club were looking for a replacement for Beppe Sannino. - something the Serbian has denied.

Deeney could return for Owls trip

This Is Local London:

5:37pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Troy Deeney is back in full training and his fitness will be assessed before Saturday’s match with Sheffield Wednesday.

South-West Corner plans and funding still to be agreed

This Is Local London: South West corner to be completed next season

10:55am Thursday 16th October 2014

Watford are in discussions with two companies about how the South-West Corner will be designed and funded.

Kevin Nugent set to be named as Leyton Orient's interim manager until end of season

This Is Local London:

3:52pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Leyton Orient are understood to have appointed Kevin Nugent as interim manager until the end of the season.



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